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Chelsea Set To Seal Begovic Deal

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 1:36 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chelsea is set to complete a deal for Manchester United target Asmir Begovic this week, according to the Evening Standard.

An £8m deal is close to be finalised for Begovic, 28, who enters the final 12 months of his contract this summer. The Potters has seemingly decided to cash-in rather than lose him for nothing next year.

The Premier League champions is in the market for a new goalkeeper after Petr Cech joined Arsenal, while Mark Schwarzer was offloaded to Leicester City in the January transfer window.

Bosnia-Herzegovina international Begovic would provide competition for Jose Mourinho’s no.1 Thibaut Courtois next season, with a significant amount of bench warming highly likely.

Stoke will secure another deal for Chelsea winger Victor Moses as part of the Begovic transfer. The Nigeria international spent last season on loan at the Britannia Stadium, scoring four goals in 23 games.

In-demand striker Patrick Bamford will also be included in the deal with him going to Stoke on loan for the season.