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Reports: Chelsea keen on signing former Liverpool star

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Modified 31 Oct 2017, 23:50 IST

What’s the story?

Antonio Conte's men might be busy getting ready for the Champions League but the board and scouts are working round the clock. The club board members are keen getting the players that can make them stronger than the rivals in the Premier League.

Chelsea are interested in signing RB Leipzig's Peter Gulacsi according to ESPN. The goalkeeper is said to be on the Chelsea radar as the Premier League champions hunt for a 'more reliable' #2 at the club.

In case you didn’t know...

Peter Gulacsi joined Liverpool in 2007 on loan for a season before making his move permanent. He never managed to play a single game for the Red's first team and was loaned out a lot of times.

He moved to RB Leipzig in 2015 after a successful stint at Red Bull Salzburg. He was the best goalkeeper in Bundesliga after Neuer.

The heart of the matter

Peter Gulacsi has been in top form for RB Leipzig for the last two seasons now and has been a vital part of their surge to the Bundesliga and also stunning 2nd place finish last season in the league.

Willy Caballero's contract expires at the end of the season and Chelsea are keen on signing a 'long-term' #2 than just getting a new goalkeeper to play second fiddle to Courtois.

Apart from Chelsea, Arsenal are also keeping tabs on Gulacsi. The Gunners are keen on signing a replacement for Petr Cech. The goalkeeper is 35-years-old and is fast approaching the end of his career.



Author’s Take

It's tough to see Peter Gulacsi join Chelsea and accept a bench role right now. A move to Arsenal is very likely as he'll get to play regularly. But that too will happen only if they manage to make it back to the Champions League.

Published 31 Oct 2017, 23:50 IST
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