Pellegrini wants West Ham deal with Chelsea for Argentine

According to The Sun, new West Ham United manager Manuel Pellegrini wants a deal with Chelsea for goalkeeper Willy Caballero. With Joe Hart returning to Manchester City following a failed loan spell last season, Pellegrini could turn to the Argentine stopper that he initially signed when he managed City.

Caballero joined Chelsea from the Sky Blues last summer and has gone on to make 13 appearances in all competitions, keeping five clean sheets. The 36-year-old has provided cover for Thibaut Courtois and turned out for Chelsea in the FA Cup and League Cup.

He has another year left on his contract with Chelsea, but if West ham are offering him first-team football, he could consider a move. Caballero should be open to renewing acquaintances with Pellegrini too. United have Adrian as their only senior ‘keeper, so Caballero will compete with the Spaniard for minutes.

The Argentine international has made 115 appearances under Pellegrini for Malaga and Man City which could be a key factor in United getting this deal over the line. Caballero is one of two stopper who could be signed this summer, with The Sun revealed Pellegrini wants two new ‘keepers for 2018/19.

Adrian has 12 months left on his contract with West Ham. He signed an extension in May 2017, but it’s unknown if he’ll be offered another one.

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