Chelsea could pay £400,000 transfer fee for League One goalkeeper

Chelsea are rumored to have nominated James Beadle of Charlton Athletic as a prospective No.1 option.

Edouard Mendy, a Senegalese international, has established himself as one of the finest shot-stoppers in the world throughout his tenure at the club, and he looks to have earned his place in the team for as long as he wants.

But, on the same weekend that their academy graduates shone in a 7-0 Premier League triumph against Norwich City, the Blues are said to be on the lookout for a long-term successor for the former Rennes star.

The Sun reports that the club has become fans of James, who has already been called up to his country’s Under-18 side.

The 17-year-old has yet to sign a professional deal with Charlton, leaving the club increasingly exposed when it comes to retaining his services.

While the Addicks are apparently hoping for a £400,000 transfer price, Thomas Tuchel’s side and other interested parties like as Brighton & Hove Albion would not be frightened off by such an amount.

In other news, Juventus is rumored to be interested in signing Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga next season.

During the 2021-22 season, the 27-year-old has only made three appearances for the west London club.

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