Chelsea have placed free agent Sergio Romero on their shortlist of candidates as they look to bring in cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga this summer, according to reports.
Mendy established himself as Thomas Tuchel’s first-choice goalkeeper across an outstanding debut season after swapping Rennes for west London, playing a key role as the club secured a fourth-placed finish and won the Champions League.
But Kepa is the only other serious option available to Tuchel as it stands – after Willy Caballero’s contract at Stamford Bridge came to an end – and the Blues are scouring the market for cover between the sticks.
Fulham’s Marcus Bettinelli, who spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough, is firmly on Chelsea’s radar and former Manchester United shot-stopper Romero is also attracting strong interest, according to The Telegraph.
Romero has been without a club after his six-year stay at Old Trafford came to an end and the ex-Argentina international is keen to resolve his future as quickly as possible, with the new season on the horizon.
The 34-year-old made just seven league starts for United after arriving in England from Sampdoria back in 2015 but proved himself as a reliable deputy to David de Gea in cup competitions.