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Chelsea: Blues make contact to sign David Raya

Chelsea: Blues make contact to sign David Raya - Chelsea News

Chelsea have made contact to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya this summer, according to reports.

The Lowdown: Raya’s uncertain future

The Spaniard will be out of contract with Thomas Frank’s side in 2024, and having rejected two offers to extend his stay, his future is looking uncertain.

The Premier League shot-stopper has publicly admitted that he doesn’t think now is the right time to put pen to paper on fresh terms, which appears to have alerted Todd Boehly and Graham Potter.

The Blues had been credited with an initial interest in the 27-year-old earlier this week, but it sounds like the admiration has quickly developed into action…

The Latest: Chelsea open negotiations

According to Football Insider, Chelsea have now ‘made contact’ with Raya’s representatives regarding a potential £40m move this summer.

The Stamford Bridge outfit have ‘shortlisted’ the 6 foot star in their hunt for a new man between the sticks, with the recruitment team believing that he is ‘at the level’ of Manchester United’s David De Gea.

Would Raya be a good fit for Chelsea?

Yes, absolutely!

Yes, absolutely!

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No, keep looking!

The Verdict: Get it done…

Raya has been described as an ‘underrated’ goalkeeper by journalist Luke Edwards but Chelsea have clearly noticed the level of his performances, so they need to get this deal wrapped up as quickly as possible.

The Barcelona native has kept 50 clean sheets in 145 appearances for Brentford, including eight this term, and he’s averaging 11.2 long balls per league game with three man-of-the-match awards to his name.

Raya also has an existing connection to Cesar Azpilicueta having represented Spain together at the World Cup last year, which could potentially give the Blues an advantage when it comes to trying to get a move over the line.

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