Newcastle goalie Krul on Chelsea radar
Chelsea are looking to lure Newcastle United’s highly-rated goalkeeper Tim Krul to Stamford Bridge this summer, the Daily Mail claims.
The Blues are concerned over the form of long-standing stopper Petr Cech and would be willing to splash out £15m to land Krul.
The 24-year-old has been in sparkling form this season, making a number of terrific saves and keeping 13 clean sheets to help the Magpies stay in contention for a top-six finish in the Premier League.
Although Krul signed a new, long-term deal at Newcastle earlier this year, owner Mike Ashley would be willing to sell one of his prized assets if the price is right.
Chelsea’s FA Cup semi-final opponents Tottenham are also looking to find a long-term replacement for their ageing goalkeeper Brad Friedel, but according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea’s potential offer of a £90,000-a-week salary for Krul would knock Spurs out of the water.
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