US GK Slonina to join Chelsea after MLS season, per report

The Gabriel Slonina transfer saga is over, and it appears the American goalkeeping prospect is heading to West London.

Chelsea have agreed with MLS’s Chicago Fire to transfer the 18-year-old American, Per Sky Sports’ Fabrizio Romano, Premier League side will pay a $10 million base fee to Chicago athleticPaul TenorioAnd Slonina will join his new club in January after the conclusion of the MLS season.

Spanish giants Real Madrid seemed to be Slonina’s destination of choice throughout the summer. This year’s UEFA Champions League winners reportedly made a bid in June that was rejected by Fire. Nevertheless Slonina’s agent Jaime García said it was the young goalkeeper’s dream to play for Madrid, and he hoped the two clubs could reach an agreement.