Done deal: Chelsea reach agreement to sign Real Madrid transfer target

Gabriel Slonina Real Madrid
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Premier League side Chelsea have reached an agreement with MLS side Chicago Fire to sign Real Madrid transfer target Gabriel Slonina.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, the negotiations for the player have been carried out directly by Chelsea owner Todd Boehly with the MLS club set to recieve €10 million plus add-ons.

The terms of the deal will see the goalkeeper remain on loan with Chicago Fire.

Romano tweeted: “Chelsea have reached verbal agreement with Chicago Fire for Gabriel Slonina, after direct talks between Todd Boehly and MLS club. 10m deal plus add-ons, he’d stay at Chicago on loan.

“Chelsea are expected to submit official bid this week in order to get the deal done.”

Meanwhile, Slonina’s agent, Jaime Garcia, previously claimed the teenager has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid.

He told MLSsoccer: “It should be an honour for Chicago, and the MLS, to have Real Madrid take notice in one of their players.

“We are hoping Chicago can find an agreement with Real Madrid to realise Gabriel’s dream of playing for this club.”

He added: “With respect to other clubs and other offers [which] we’ve received many, and at the moment we are gracious to those clubs but you cannot say no to Real Madrid.”