Report: West Ham United and Crystal Palace keen on Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic

Everton are also listed as possible suitors, should the Bosnian quit Chelsea this summer.

West Ham United and Crystal Palace are both interested in signing Asmir Begovic if the Bosnian quits Chelsea this summer, according to a report in Friday's Sun newspaper.

The 28-year-old is set to feature in Chelsea's next two matches with Thibaut Courtois suspended, in what is being described by the tabloid as an audition for incoming boss Antonio Conte.

However, the Blues have also been linked with a move for Southampton shot-stopper Fraser Forster and Begovic, who has started 12 of their 33 league matches this season, will reportedly ask to leave if he is requested to warm the bench again next term. 

Everton, whose veteran goalkeeper Tim Howard has agreed a move to Colorado Rapids this summer, are also credited with an interest by the report and have been linked with Begovic on several occasions previously.

West Ham and Palace are new suitors, however, and the Eagles' interest is far easier to fathom, with Wayne Hennessey and Alex McCarthy failing to impress this season, leading to Julian Speroni making his first appearance of the campaign against Manchester United on Wednesday - at the age of 36.

On the surface at least, the Hammers will be happy with their goalkeeping options.

Regular number 1 Adrian has enjoyed an almost flawless season, while Darren Randolph has performed admirably in the Spaniard's absence.

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