Premier League table toppers Chelsea, are set to battle Inter Milan for one of the hottest young goalkeepers in Italy.
Alex Meret has been in outstanding form since he moved from Udinese to SPAL in the Serie B for a season long loan deal. The 20 year old was set to sign for Chelsea after the Blues tabled a £6 Million bid, which is higher than the £4 Million that Udinese value the player.
But Inter Milan have tabled another bid worth around £7 Million, and this has raised the stake for Chelsea.
The Blues consider Alex Meret as a capable long term replacement for current number one, Thibaut Courtois. And wanted to make they move quickly before other interested teams show solid interest. However, their interest has been leaked and the player is set to go to the highest bidder.
Juventus have also shown interest as they look to replace the ageing Gianluigi Buffon
If Chelsea really want to sign Meret, they will have to raise their offer, because while Udinese are willing to sell, it will be to the highest bidder.