According to Matt Law of the Telegraph, Chelsea are preparing a bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic after making the Bosnia international their top choice to replace possible summer outgoing Petr Cech - a man said to be generating plenty of interest.
Chelsea legend Cech is reportedly unhappy at playing second fiddle to Thibaut Courtois after years of being first choice. That said, it is going to take some serious persuasion for Begovic to leave a regular starting spot in a Premier League side to sit on the bench at Stamford Bridge.
The 27-year-old is reaching the peak of his goalkeeping career and in order to fulfil that he needs to be playing week-in week-out as opposed to a bit-part role at one of the top clubs.
It was previously reported that Chelsea would hold talks with Cech about his future this week, as per the Daily Mail, with his future in the air amid speculation surrounding Arsenal, as per ESPN, Manchester United, as per the Mirror, and Paris Saint-Germain, as per the Guardian.
Depending on what conclusion occurs from the upcoming Cech meeting between club and player, the Telegraph's report suggests Chelsea will then make a decision on whether to approach Begovic or not.
The Stoke City goalkeeper has just one year remaining on his contract but should require a starting role if he is to move from the Britannia Stadium. Having made over 100 Premier League appearances, Jose Mourinho will be admirer of a goalkeeper readymade with experience.