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Chelsea still ‘in the front row’ for Udinese goalkeeper Juan Musso — report

Another day, another goalkeeper rumor

Udinese Calcio v Hellas Verona - Serie A Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

With no football going on at the moment, the rumor mill is in full swing to keep us hungry ones at least partially satisfied. But when there are no new rumors, we just get old rumors recirculated, like stale old bread. Then again, we’ve got nothing better to do all day, so we might as gnaw on a few bites. TuttoUdinese are in the same boat, and they (among several others) have been talking about goalkeeper Juan Musso’s current and future prospects recently.

The 25-year-old Argentina international was linked to Chelsea a month ago, and is expected to be looking for a move whenever the summer transfer window opens. He joined Udinese back in 2018 and has earned rave reviews since, even making his international debut with the Albiceleste. Inter Milan have been credited with interest as well, to replace an aging Samir Handanović, but Chelsea are apparently still leading the race: “in the front row” to take the report’s translated wording.

Musso has kept 9 clean sheets in 26 Serie A games this season, conceding 37 along the way. He has a save percentage of 73.9% with a PSxG differential of +2.8, which are not world class numbers by any means, but still seem like an upgrade over what we have at the moment. His passing is decent as well.

While Musso’s contract expires only in 2023, he could be available for as little as €30m, which is quite cheap these days even for a goalkeeper.

Chelsea wouldn’t want to spend an exorbitant amount on a new man between the sticks after paying €80m for Arrizabalaga, so maybe Musso is a ... punt ... worth taking?

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