Chelsea have reached an agreement with MLS team Chicago Fire for U.S. youth international goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina for a base fee of $10 million that could rise to $15m with add-ons.
The 18-year-old goalkeeper is set to go to London to complete a medical before the deal will be officially confirmed by both clubs.
After the completion of the deal, Slonina will finish out the current MLS campaign on loan with the Fire and then head to Chelsea on Jan. 1.
To confirm the deal, transfer expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter: “Excl: Gaga Slonina to Chelsea, here we go! Agreement with Chicago Fire for $15m, add-ons included. Talented GK and his agent will fly to London on Sunday to complete medical and sign. #CFC
“Slonina will finish the season with Chicago before joining Chelsea on January.”