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Chelsea agree terms with Cech replacement - report

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It's all happening at the moment.  Cech has left us for the Zipper Empire and has left us a bit sad, a bit angry, and a bit short on goalkeepers.  Fortunately, the Chelsea machine never sleeps and we can be certain that plans have long been in motion to find a replacement.  One name that has come up more and more over the past few days is Asmir Begovic.  And if the Italian Transfer Oracle is to be believed, we have agreed personal terms with the Stoke City man.

Blues have already reached an agreement with the [Begovic] (on the base of a four-year deal for five million euros per season)

So that translates to about £65k/week, which isn't tremendously cheap, but Begovic isn't tremendously bad like most other homegrown backup goalkeeper options, and would perhaps be the best option for us in this situation.  As far as a transfer fee, both Di Marzio and the Guardian report that talks are still ongoing with regards to all that.

Yet there's not an agreement between Chelsea and Stoke City, which asks ten million euros for him. Blues have offered six million euros right now. But there are ongoing contacts, Asmir Begovic is a real Chelsea's target to replace Petr Cech.

The Guardian's report matches most of that, though claims that our initial bid was £6m rather than €6m, and that Stoke are holding out for £8m, which is closer to €11-11.5m.  Regardless of the financial details, (and the peanut gallery), Begovic to Chelsea seems to be a real possibility at the moment.  We can always sweeten the deal with a bit of Victor Moses, too, if needed.

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