CHELSEA are on the verge of signing New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic.
The Blues have been scouting a potential new No.1 since first-choice ‘keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga left to join Real Madrid on a season-long loan.
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They have already signed Robert Sanchez in a £25million transfer from Brighton this summer.
But according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea are now set to sign MLS ace Petrovic.
Todd Boehly and co. have agreed to pay £12.5m plus £1.5m in add-ons for the New England Revolution goalkeeper.
Petrovic is set to undergo a medical this week before penning a seven-year contract with an option to extend for another season.
The 23-year-old will likely play back-up to Sanchez at first, but Chelsea expect him to take over as the new No.1 in the near future.
Petrovic spent one season with New England Revolution after joining from Serbian side FK Čukarički in April 2022.
He made 48 appearances for the MLS side and kept 15 clean sheets.
Manchester United expressed an interest in signing the goalkeeper earlier this summer.
The Red Devils started to monitor him but they chose not to launch a bid.
Instead, they signed Andre Onana in a £47m transfer from Inter Milan.