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Willy Caballero to join Chelsea on free transfer


Willy Caballero to join Chelsea on free transfer

Caballero to make Chelsea move

Football Transfer Centre

Former Manchester City goalkeeper Willy Caballero is to make a move to Chelsea this summer as a replacement for the departing Asmir Begovic, who has joined Bournemouth permanently this summer.



Willy Caballero was released by Man City coach Pep Guardiola just a few weeks ago and his agent has found him a suitable replacement club in the form of the Premier League champions, Chelsea.

Blues' boss Antonio Conte is a big fan of Caballero and the club have offered the shot stopper a two-year deal to move to Stamford Bridge.

It is understood that Chelsea's primary target may have been Wojciech Szczesny, who now looks set to make a move to Juventus from Arsenal.

Former Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic requested a move away from Stamford Bridge in May after failing to force Thibaut Courtois out of the Blues' first team and wrapped up a transfer deal to Bournemouth two weeks ago.

The 35-year-old Argentinian Caballero will link up with his new team-mates in pre-season training next month.