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Two key transfer cards Chelsea could use in negotiations to land €55m+ summer signing



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Chelsea’s pursuit of Mike Maignan is stepping up after they contacted AC Milan about the possibility of signing him this summer.

As reported by L’Equipe, Chelsea are ‘seriously considering’ Maignan and have spoken to Milan about the 27-year-old as they look to bring in a new goalkeeper to replace Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga long term at Stamford Bridge.

AC Milan hold the cards currently over Maignan’s future, with the France international out of contract in the summer of 2026 and a valuable asset of the Rossoneri. For now, they do not want to sell him despite Chelsea‘s interest.

However, until Chelsea make a serious move for Maignan, it remains unclear whether or not Milan’s stance would change if a substantial offer was made.

Fabrizio Romano has claimed it will take well over €55 million for Milan to even consider allowing Maignan to depart, but their interest in two Chelsea players could allow the door to remain open for talks to happen.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek

The 27-year-old looked to have said farewell in Chelsea’s final Premier League game after talks were ongoing between the clubs.

As reported by Matt Law of the Daily Telegraph, a deal worth around £15 million was close to being agreed for Loftus-Cheek until directors Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara, who were leading talks, were fired.

Chelsea and Loftus-Cheek are now waiting to learn whether or not the deal will advance or stall.

However, Gianluca Di Marzio reports the move has ‘suffered a slowdown’ due to him not convincing the Rossoneri management because of an investment issue regarding his age, with Eintracht Frankfurt’s Daichi Kamada, 26, being available on a free transfer.

Christian Pulisic

Pulisic‘s future is unclear. He will be allowed to leave if the right offer comes in and Milan have targeted the American as a possible option.

Whilst on international duty with the USMNT, Pulisic was asked about his future. He said: “It’s obviously been an interesting journey at club level for me. I thought it was a great couple of years, and the last couple years just haven’t gone at all how I’ve planned them to be.

“This summer, we’re obviously going to have to see what happens — it’s obviously very early. As of right now, I’m a Chelsea player and I plan to go back, but a lot of things can happen, a lot of things can change.”