Chelsea favourites to sign Asmir Begovic

According to reports, reigning English champions, Chelsea are now in pole position to acquire the services of Bosnian international shot stopper, Asmir Begovic who could not agree personal terms with Aston Villa.

The Stoke City number 1 has attracted a lot of interest from a host of clubs this summer and although he does not want to move to Chelsea due to the fact that he cannot play second fiddle to current number 1 Thibaut Courtois, has been given assurances by Jose Mourinho that he will be given a chance to seal a place in the starting XI on a regular basis if he performs consistently.

Aston Villa were favourites to sign the Bosnian but his wage demands have reportedly proven to be a stumbling block thus paving the way for the Blues to sign a player whose presence in the squad will definitely give the team a huge boost ahead of the new campaign.