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Chelsea set to BEAT Real Madrid after new offer for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Slonina

Chelsea have jumped into the lead for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina.

Chelsea are on the verge of a deal for US keeper Slonina, reports transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.

The Blues are now leading the race over Real Madrid - with an £8million fee agreed.

The Italian journalist wrote: 'Gabriel Slonina deal update. Chelsea are now really close to signing the talented goalkeeper, they are pushing after Real Madrid bid rejected - talks are in progress with Chelsea to get the deal done soon.'

"€10m fee expected by Chicago for 2004-born GK Slonina," Romano added.

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