Chelsea made approach to sign 23-year-old Sevilla key star

June 18, 2017

According to the Spanish media sources, Chelsea have made an approach to Sevilla over a move for Sergio Rico in the summer transfer window.

The 23-year-old Sergio Rico has made 128 appearances for Sevilla since breaking into the first-team back in 2014 but the highly-rated goalkeeper is being linked with a switch to Stamford Bridge ahead of the 2017/18 season.

The recent reports from Marca claim that the Blues have asked about the availability of the young shot-stopper, with the club manager Antonio Conte on the hunt for a new ‘keeper in the coming months.

Asmir Begovic has already completed a move to Bournemouth last month and the Premier League winners are scouring the market for the Bosnian’s potential replacement.

Sergio Rico, however, has a £26 million release clause in his current contract deal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium so a deal for the Spain international will not come cheap.

Chelsea first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is expected to stay on with the Blues next season which means Sergio Rico would likely arrive at Stamford Bridge as the second-choice ‘keeper.

It is believed that Manchester City’s Willy Caballero is also firmly on Chelsea’s radar this summer.