Chelsea target France goalkeeper as Asmir Begovic nears exit – report

Chelsea are interested in signing France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, according to Daily Express

Chelsea are set to target France goalkeeper Steve Mandanda ahead of Asmir Begovic’s Stamford Bridge exit, according to reports in the British media.

The Marseille shot stopper is set to become a free agent in the summer when his contract with the Ligue 1 side expires during the European championships.

Bosnia goalkeeper Begovic is being linked with a move away from the west London club this summer after a difficult first season as Chelsea’s number two.

The former Stoke City shot stopper is behind Belgium number one Thibaut Courtois in the pecking order at the 2015 champions and could move to Everton.

According to a report in the Daily Express, Chelsea are keen to sign the 31-year-old experienced France international as back-up for Belgian goalkeeper Courtois.

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Italy head coach Antonio Conte, who previously managed Juventus, is set to take over the reins at Chelsea following his country’s Euro 2016 campaign in France.

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