Chelsea manager Antonio Conte wants to find the ‘right solution’ before giving Asmir Begovic his blessing to leave Chelsea.
AFC Bournemouth are reportedly interested in re-signing goalkeeper Begovic from Chelsea, the Daily Telegraph have reported that the Cherries have made an offer to sign Begovic on a permanent deal during this transfer window and Chelsea are currently evaluating that offer.
The 29 year old is an international for Bosnia-Herzegovina, but since leaving Stoke for Chelsea in 2015 he has missed out on regular first team football.
Begovic made 160 appearances in the Premier League for Stoke, before a £8million move to Chelsea where he has made just 17 Premier League appearances, with his last league appearance in May 2016.
Conte appears to have suggested that he is willing to allow Begovic to leave, but only if the Premier League leaders can sign a replacement.
Conte told the Guardian on Friday…
“First of all I want to say that Asmir is an important player for me, on and off the pitch. A really important player. He knows this. Yes, there is this offer and we are evaluating this offer. But it`s important to find the right solution for Asmir, for the club, for me, because I repeat he`s a really important player for me on and off the pitch. It`s important to find the right solution before he goes away…’
wimborne cherries wrote…
£10 million has apparently been rejected according to that Telegraph article. Briefly looked, £10 million would be the 10/11th most expensive goalkeeper of all time…! Not sure we should go much above that figure.. – Join the conversation here.
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