Chelsea chasing Newcastle star

Updated: April 20, 2012

Chelsea are set to sell Petr Čech this summer and have eyed Newcastle netminder Tim Krul as his replacement.

Krul has been in outstanding form this season and has been a major part of Newcastle’s push for a Champions League placing.

Hierarchy at Stamford Bridge meanwhile have been put off by Čech’s dipping standards in performance and now want to sell the Czech international.

A number of other top Premier League clubs; including Tottenham and Arsenal are reportedly interested in the Newcastle custodian’s services. But the Guardian report £15 million transfer fee and £90,000 per week wages would be beyond the north London rivals means however.

Chelsea sources have reportedly been very impressed with the 24 year-old and would be willing to up-the-ante in a bid to secure the services of a man they want to be the long term number one goalkeeper for the three time Premier League champions.

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