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Chelsea transfer news: La Liga goalkeeper considered Ramsdale alternative a ‘guaranteed sale’

Jacque Talbot
Aaron Ramsdale, David Raya, Arsenal, 2023/24
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Chelsea are targeting Valencia goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili, who has a release clause of €100million.

According to Estadio Deportivo, the Blues and Tottenham admire the 23-year-old, with it thought that he’s expected to leave Mestalla in the summer as ‘practically a guaranteed sale’.

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The report states that Valencia are already looking for his replacement in the market amid interest from the Premier League, as well as Bayern Munich and Real Madrid, both of which were recently said to be keen.

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Chelsea have Robert Sanchez as their No.1 but there are calls to bring in an elite man between the posts. There were links to Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsdale but such stories have died down of late. Meanwhile, Tottenham already have Guglielmo Vicario in their ranks.

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It comes after Getafe coach Jose Bordalas said that he had no complaints after the defeat at Valencia, owing to the sublime display of Mamardashvili in La Liga.

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Hugo Duro scored for Valencia’s 1-0 win but the coach had no qualms with the result, saying: “Despite the result in the second half, the team came out determined to tie the game. The lack of success, the bad decision in the last metres and the good performance of Giorgi… perhaps we could have gotten the draw.

“It was a very tough game, not because of brutality, but because it was very disputed. The team showed its face, it was emptied, this team gave everything. Despite the adversities, the casualties, how fair the squad is, nothing can be reproached.”

Mamardashvili joined Valencia from Dinamo Tbilisi, a club that competes in the top flight of Georgian football. He has played 87 games for the Spanish outfit across three seasons.

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