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Chelsea open talks over £30M transfer for 25-year-old star who could be set to replace key Blues ace

Chelsea haven’t had the best transfer window in the club’s history this summer, with the Blues struggling to bring in any kind of players to bolster Maurizio Sarri’s squad.

The west London side have only managed to bring in two players this window, Jorginho from Napoli and former England goalkeeper Rob Green.

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But now, with the transfer deadline edging ever close, it finally seems as if the Blues are getting their backsides in gear, as it’s being reported by the Independent that Sarri’s team have opened talks over a deal for Stoke City and England ‘keeper Jack Butland.

The report also states that the club are viewing Butland as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois, who they report is keen on moving to Real Madrid, and that a deal for the Three Lions ace could very well end up costing the club £30M.

Jack Butland Stoke City

Chelsea are eyeing a move for Butland to replace Belgian shot-stopper Courtios

Butland would be a decent replacement for Courtois should the Belgian end up leaving the club this summer, however it would certainly be a downgrade for the Blues in every sense.

Despite managing to impress during his spell at Stoke, it’s clear for all to see that Butland just isn’t of the same standard as Courtois.

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Looking back, all Premier League-winning sides have had a goalkeeper who many would consider as world class in their side, something that Butland simply isn’t.

However, this doesn’t mean that this is a bad move for the Blues, as the England international has shown over the years that he has what it takes to cut it agains the best sides the Premier League has to offer.

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