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Chelsea identify Sirigu as potential Begovic replacement

Chelsea identify Sirigu as potential Begovic replacement

Sirigu on Blues radar

Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu has emerged as the latest player who could take up the backup role at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are currently on the search for a new shot-stopper with Asmir Begovic looking set to join Bournemouth in the transfer window.

Antonio Conte's side have already failed in their attempt to lure Celtic's Craig Gordon whilst Newcastle United are not keen on losing key duo Karl Darlow and Tim Krul (on loan at Ajax) this month.

The Sun reports that Sirigu, currently on loan with Sevilla, has evolved as the fresh option for the Blues as they seek to permit the sale of Begovic.

Sirigu had fallen down the pecking order at Les Parisiens at the start of the campaign, and he was loaned out to Sevilla, where he has not had much success.

Chelsea will table a £3m fee to convince Paris Saint-Germain to terminate his deal, and hence allow him to make the move to west London.