Chelsea keen on Marcin Bulka

Chelsea are angling a move for Marcin Bulka from OGC Nice, with the goalkeeper once part of the Cobham Academy setup. 

According to L’Equipe, Chelsea are interested in exploring a move for OGC Nice’s Marcin Bulka. The keeper has had a fantastic season with the Ligue 1 side and could consider moving should a steady offer arrive, with the French side still keen to renew his deal. 

Chelsea are chasing Marcin Bulka

Chelsea have a goalkeeping problem, which was evident throughout last season. In the second part of the campaign, Djorde Petrovic emerged as their first-choice starter ahead of Robert Sanchez, with the Serbian taking full advantage of Spanaird’s brief absence due to an injury. 

While Petrovic was decent between the sticks, he certainly is not Chelsea’s answer if they are serious about challenging for the top four or even the title. A new goalkeeper has long been planned as part of their summer transfer ideas, and that could see the end of Sanchez, who might be sold.

Chelsea are already angling moves for different options in the market, and may have stumbled upon a player who was once part of the Cobham Academy setup. OGC Nice’s Marcin Bulka, who is coming at the back of a fantastic season in Ligue 1 has been linked with a return to Chelsea, although his club are eager to renew his deal. 

Bulka has featured on the radars of some prominent clubs, but Chelsea may have an advantage over others for a few specific reasons. For starters, they are looking for a keeper who could become their undisputed no.1, and they will hope their previous connection with the 24-year-old goalkeeper will play a huge role. Bulka has two years left on his Nice deal, as the Blues could launch an approach. 

Why are Chelsea keen on a goalkeeper?

Sanchez has not settled well after making his big move from Brighton last summer. While he was their preferred first-choice option, bad performances saw him lose his place. The Spaniard seems destined to leave Chelsea in the close season, and Petrovic could soon find his name among those on the bench. 

They had been linked with big names like Mike Maignan and Diogo Costa in the past, but considering their financial tightness ahead of the summer, Chelsea is likely to sign someone affordable in the current climate. Hence, a player like Bulka would make sense, with the 24-year-old goalkeeper also knowing the ins and outs of things at Stamford Bridge well. 

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