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Chelsea set to ‘conclude’ deal for World Cup star

January 3, 2020

first_img Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic 1 Chelsea are set to complete the signing of Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic in the coming days, according to Potters chief Mark Hughes.The Blues have set their sights on the Bosnian shot-stopper, and have bid £8million for his services.And, when asked about the latest from the move, Hughes said: “I haven’t had an update today but my understanding is that he’s likely to travel to Chelsea and that will be concluded.”Hughes also backed the Bosnia and Herzegovina international to push Thibaut Courtois hard for the number one jersey if he joins the Premier League champions and not just settle for a back-up role.“I would imagine, having worked with Asmir, that he’ll back his ability and he would think he will challenge and get game time there, or he wouldn’t have gone there,” the former Chelsea striker said.“He’s a confident goalkeeper and a very accomplished goalkeeper so he’ll push whoever’s in the number one very, very hard.”last_img

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