Sky Sport: Chelsea closing in on Begovic

Sky Sport: Chelsea closing in on Begovic

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According to Sky Sport sources, Chelsea is close to sign Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The latest news reveals that Chelsea is leading the race to sign Asmir Begovic. Since few weeks the Blues were monitoring Stoke goalkeeper and now it seems that he is going to replace Petr Cech in the team.

Begovic is into the final 12 months of his contract at Britannia Stadium and according to various rumours he wants to leave. Chelsea is keen to sign 27-year-old goalkeeper as a back-up for Thibaut Courtois.

It is said that Stoke rejected on Friday a bid from Aston Villa who offered £8m for the player. While Stoke ask £10m for the Bosnia and Herzegovina international and the Blues seems to be ready to meet this condition.

So far neither Chelsea nor Stoke have not confirmed this information.