Chelsea considering Kasper Schmeichel as Thibaut Courtois replacement? Transfer gossip from Wednesday's papers

Chelsea are reportedly considering swooping for Kasper Schmeichel.

The Leicester goalkeeper is one of the names on Chelsea’s reported shortlist of replacements for Thibaut Courtois, who could leave this summer.

Schmeichel has impressed in the Premier League and took his form into the World Cup with Denmark.

Now Sky Sports are claiming that Schmeichel is on Chelsea’s radar, alongside Petr Cech and Alisson Becker.

Chelsea have just two and a half weeks to get their business done before the transfer window opens.

Schmeichel in action during this summer’s World Cup

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Top stories from Wednesday’s Daily Mirror

Rafa Benitez is in a game of brinkmanship with Newcastle over a new contract and transfer budgets. The Magpies’ manager refuses to sign a new five-year deal offered this summer by owner Mike Ashley until the club releases significant transfer cash and invests in the youth academy.

Newcastle manager Benitez was offered the job of emergency coach of Spain when Julen Lopetegui was sacked on the eve of the World Cup.

Chelsea are desperate to beat Liverpool to the signing of Roma goalkeeper Alisson. The Anfield club made a £62million bid on Tuesday, but the Londoners are prepared to pay £70m for the Brazil international and also outdo the Reds on wages.

EXCLUSIVE Crystal Palace are closing in on the £12million capture of Sassuolo striker Khouma Babacar.

Babacar could be on his way to the Premier League

Tottenham’s stand-off with Aston Villa over Jack Grealish is close to ending, as Mauricio Pochettino wants the midfielder on a US pre-season tour that begins when they fly out on Sunday. Villa originally wanted £40million for Grealish, but may now settle for about half that amount.

Daniel Sturridge has vowed to stay and fight for his place at Liverpool. The England striker was loaned to West Brom in January, and was last month linked with a move to Turkish giants Besiktas.

Burnley are in talks with Swansea over a potential £12million offer for midfielder Sam Clucas.

Cardiff are planning another raid on the Championship for Leeds’ starlet Ronaldo Vieira.

Oleksandr Zinchenko has jetted off with Manchester City on their US tour – but is still expected to head out of the club this summer. The champions have accepted a club record bid of £16million from Wolves for 21-year-old Zinchenko, while Fulham are also keen on the Ukrainian international.

Zinchenko is poised to leave Manchester City this summer

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Stories from other newspapers and websites

Everton are in advanced talks with Bordeaux over the signing of Malcom. (Sky Sports)

Leonardo Bonucci will consider leaving AC Milan amid interest from Manchester United. (Express)

Liverpool have been told to make a decision over Marko Grujic’s future by Cardiff, who are looking to have him on loan again. (Various)


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