Asmir Begovic set to sign for Chelsea

The Bosnian international is all set to end his career with Stoke City and sign for the Blues in a move that will see Marco van Ginkel go the other way

The young Dutch midfielder is set to join the Potters on a season long loan as Begovic goes the other way where he will be expected to provide competition to Thibaut Courtois for a place in the starting XI now that Petr Cech has gone and joined Arsenal.

Initially the Bosnian goalkeeper was not really keen on linking up with Jose Mourinho’s side but after a brief discussion with the Portuguese coach, was convinced that he will be getting fair amount of chances to showcase his worth to the team.

van Ginkel spent last season on loan at AC Milan and knows that he will struggled for game time at Stamford Bridge. Moreover, Mark Hughes is keen on bringing the former Vitesse midfielder to the Britannia Stadium.