According to the Daily Star, Jose Mourinho is convinced that only Asmir Begovic can succesfully replace Petr Cech in the team. In this way, Chelsea joins Manchester United in the battle for the Stoke player.
The 27-year-old Bosnian currently playing in Stoke City appears to be on the top of the wishlist of Mourinho and van Gaal. The Red Devils needs to replace David De Gea, while Mourinho is rather looking for a backup to Thibaut Courtois. However Begovic was also linked for a while with Liverpool and Inter Milan. Anyway it seems that he will definately stay in the Premier League for the next season.
Begovic has just a year left on his deal at the Britannia and was considering moving out of England. But it is very likely that a significant increase of his salary in order to stay in Great Britain make him change his mind.