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After 18 months and 12 games in Chelsea colors, 42-year-old Mark Schwarzer is apparently set to move on.

With the return of Thibaut Courtois, Schwarzer had fallen to No.3 in the pecking order.  While he was given a new one-year contract over the summer, that was most likely just an insurance policy in case the Courtois - Cech situation couldn't be resolved amicably.  Since that arrangement looks good for the rest of the season, Schwarzer is free to look for some actual playing time elsewhere.

Mark Schwarzer is set to complete a surprise move to Leicester City, bringing his Chelsea career to an end after 18 months.

Schwarzer is understood to have said his goodbyes to Chelsea players and staff on Friday and has been in talks with Leicester over a deal which runs to the end of the 2015-16 season.

-source: Telegraph

Leicester City are currently bottom of the table, and could probably use someone of Schwarzer's experience and veteran leadership in an effort to survive in the second half of the season.

As far as Chelsea are concerned, this should all but confirm now that Petr Cech is staying until the end of the season (just like all the talk coming from the player, his agent, and Jose have suggested).  Hurray!  And good luck, Mark!