Chelsea are reportedly close to sealing transfer, medical is likely to take place this week

The Chelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern expected Asmir Begovic to leave the club in January, but it appears as though the Bosnian shot-stopper will actually depart over the coming weeks…

According to the Daily Mail, Chelsea are close to agreeing, and subsequently securing, a £15 million deal with Bournemouth for Begovic, with the goalkeeper looking set to move to the Cherries this summer. A medical is reportedly set to take place this week, with personal terms seemingly a mere formality between Begovic and Bournemouth.

In truth, the fans in the pub aren’t surprised about this. Begovic is clearly too good to be a second-choice goalkeeper, but his spell in London has certainly been beneficial for both parties. The goalkeeper has won a selection of trophies at Stamford Bridge, most recently a Premier League winner’s medal, whilst the Blues have been able to feel confident in their goalkeeping options.

Begovic has just been unfortunate that Thibaut Courtois, Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper, has both been consistently good and – perhaps more importantly – consistently fit, making Begovic’s game time limited.

There is no doubting that Bournemouth will be getting a top goalkeeper in the Bosnian, with the Cherries in the pub feeling very excited about this deal.

Chelsea and Bournemouth fans – thoughts?

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