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Chelsea open talks with Guardiola rebel

The Chelsea fans crowded around the Football Transfer Tavern bar this lunchtime are desperate to hear if manager Antonio Conte has got underway on his summer plans.

Having won the Premier League title in his first season as a manager in English football, the former Juventus boss is now looking to build a side capable of challenging in Europe, with the Blues back in the Champions League after a season absent.

One deal already sealed this summer is that taking second choice shot-stopper Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth for a reported £10m fee.

With that deal done a replacement will need to be found and, according to reports from ESPN, the Blues are looking likely to bring in former Manchester City man Willy Caballero after the 35-year-old snubbed a one-year offer to stay at The Etihad from Pep Guardiola.

Our landlord reckons this could be a decent little deal for the Premier League champions if they can offer the ‘keeper enough first team football to turn down other offers from around Europe.

ESPN go on to claim that sources have revealed the two parties are already in talks over a prospective deal, although there is no suggestion anything has been agreed as of yet.

Chelsea fans, we want to hear from you! This one seems pretty straightforward business, surely? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

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