Chelsea are looking to add one of the world's best to their squad in January, as the spending continues at Stamford Bridge.
With over £1bn spent on new signings under Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, Chelsea have been extremely busy in recent transfer markets. Problems still remain in Mauricio Pochettino's squad, however, with two positions in particular consistently mentioned as needing improvement.
And the Blues could address those issues in the upcoming window, as they target a player valued at around £60m by his current side.
The two clubs have had a number of dealings in recent seasons, too, with Chelsea selling the Italian side Christian Pulisic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Fikayo Tomori and Olivier Giroud. Whether Milan will be as willing to let Maignan leave, though, is another story.
Among the best goalkeepers in world football, the Frenchman has made the France No.1 shirt his own in the last year due to hugely impressive performances in Serie A since joining Milan in 2021.
But while his contract doesn't expire until June 2026, Maignan is reportedly unhappy with his wages at AC Milan and is demanding an increase. Financial difficulties make an extension unlikely, and potentially frees up the 28-year-old for a move away from San Siro.
With a reported asking price of £60m, Chelsea have proven in the past that they're more than willing to match hefty price tags. Goalkeeper is somewhat of a problem position at the moment, too, despite Robert Sanchez arriving from Brighton in the summer.
The Blues will face stiff competition for Maignan's signature, though, with Manchester United, Arsenal and PSG all interested in him, too. The two former sides only recently added new 'keepers to their squads, however, with PSG having let Maignan go in 2015.
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