Premier League giants Chelsea, boss Thomas Tuchel, has placed free agent Sergio Romero on their shortlist of possible targets for backup to Kepa Arrizabalaga and Edouard Mendy.
Mendy, after the arrival from Rennes, has established himself as Thomas Tuchel’s No.1 choice stopper at Stamford Bridge, playing a vital role as they managed to won the Champions League title and finished fourth in the Premier League table.
However, Kepa is the only option to cover Mendy after experienced keeper Willy Caballero’s contract expired – and the Blues are keeping tabs on several options to increase their depth.
According to The Telegraph, former Fulham’s stopper Marcus Bettinelli is on Chelsea’s radar and Argentine keeper Romero is also attracting interest after his deal expired with Manchester United and could make a move to Stamford Bridge for free.
Romero, after spending six years at Old Trafford has become a free agent and he is keen on resolving his future in the nearby future, Argentine giants Boca Juniors also believed to keeping tabs on the 34-year-old stopper.
Sergio Romero has made only seven starts in the Premier League for Man United after arriving in England from Serie A outfits, Sampdoria back in 2015; however, he proved himself as a reliable backup option to David de Gea playing in the cup tournaments for the Red Devils.
With 96 international appearances to his name, the 34-year-old stopper is the ninth-most capped player in Argentina’s history.
Addressing his future on Instagram last month, the Argentine keeper has revealed that he had received several offers from around Europe.
‘I was let go by Manchester United, and we are working to see where I could play next,’ the Argentine told his followers.
‘Thank God, I have several offers in Europe. The clubs who asked after me are all in Europe, so we’ll see which is the best option.
‘It could be England or Italy, we’ll see. And if it is Spain, that will be a new experience, but I also have to consider my daughters, who are growing up.’