Date: 3rd August 2023 at 5:21pm
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Chelsea ended their pre-season tour of the United States unbeaten after a 1-1 draw against Borussia Dortmund on Thursday morning. 

The Blues looked to be heading for their first defeat of the summer in Chicago, before youngster Mason Burstow’s late header pulled them level.

So far this summer, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have beaten Wrexham, Brighton and Hove Albion, and Fulham, as well as drawing with Newcastle United.

It has also been a busy period at the club off the pitch, with several first team players having departed Stamford Bridge during the current transfer window.

Mason Mount, Kai Havertz and Mateo Kovacic are among the 13 senior players to have departed the Blues permanently this summer, while Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku have both been signed.

Now, though, it appears that the West London side are closing in on the signing of a Premier League goalkeeper.

As per 90min, Chelsea have agreed a fee with Brighton for ‘keeper Robert Sanchez.

Sanchez looks likely to be on his way to Stamford Bridge

The report claims that the two sides have reached an agreement for the player, who worked with Chelsea goalkeeper coach Ben Roberts at The Amex.

Sanchez, 25, joined the Seagulls’ youth setup back in 2013 and established himself in the first team during the 2020/21 season, having spent time on loan at Forest Green Rovers and Rochdale.

In total, he has made 90 appearances for Brighton, 87 of which were in the Premier League.

He lost his starting spot midway through last season, though, being replaced by Jason Steele, and it appears that his time on the south coast could now be coming to an end.

Chelsea have been on the hunt for a new ‘keeper since allowing Edouard Mendy to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli last month.

The Blues are in need of competition for current first choice Kepa Arrizabalaga, who has suffered with inconsistency in recent seasons.

It is also claimed that personal terms won’t be an issue between Chelsea and Sanchez, suggesting that the player could soon undergo a medical before officially joining the London club.

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