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Chelsea reject Sunderland approach for goalkeeper — report

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It's been a summer full of Chelsea getting rejected by teams all across Europe for various transfer targets, but just this once, it's Chelsea who are doing the rejecting.

[Sunderland manager] Moyes is searching for an experienced goalkeeper and Begovic certainly would have fitted that mould. A Bosnian international, he has found first team opportunities hard to come by at Stamford Bridge due to the form of Thibaut Courtois.

But the Blues have rejected Sunderland's approach.

-source: Sunderland Echo

The Black Cats lost starting goalkeeper Vito Mannone for three months after the former Arsenal trainee tore a ligament in his elbow in training last week.  They are now scrambling to find a replacement, especially after young Jordan Pickford let in a soft equalizer against Southampton.

Asmir Begovic would no doubt be a great fit for them, but he's also a great fit as the Chelsea backup (even with the veteran Portuguese international Eduardo in the fold as a third option).  Sorry, Sunderland!

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