Chelsea hold talks with agent in London to sign Man Utd target this summer

Chelsea have held talks over a deal for Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, according to reports in Germany.

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The 25-year-old has impressed for Dortmund since joining in a €15 million (£12.8m) deal from Stuttgart in 2021.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are set to be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer with Edouard Mendy’s future at Stamford Bridge looking increasingly uncertain.

The 31-year-old rejected Chelsea’s offer of a new contract earlier this season, and reports are now claiming that the club are willing to offload him at the end of the season.

According to Sport1, Chelsea are keen on a move for Kobel this summer but they face competition from Manchester United for the Switzerland international.

The report also claims that Chelsea held talks with Kobel’s representative in London before Dortmund’s Champions League defeat at Stamford Bridge last week.

‘Kobel’s performances have aroused desires,’ said Sport1’s chief reporter Patrick Berger.

‘Especially at Manchester United and Chelsea. We have now found out that before the Dortmund game in London there was a meeting with a consultant from Kobel’s agency and with people from Chelsea who are very interested.

‘Chelsea aren’t really convinced of Kepa either. Both clubs want someone between the posts who is number one for the next eight, nine or ten years. So there was an exchange in London, it’s part of the business.’

However, Berger believes Kobel wants to remain at Dortmund for at least another year.

‘At the moment he’s not thinking about saying goodbye,’ Berger said.

‘He wants to stay for at least another year. But I would almost say that the topic will pick up speed again next year. There are top eight clubs that go beyond Dortmund in terms of radiance. At some point, Kobel might start to ponder.’

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