Chelsea are trying to reach an agreement with Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, with the deal appearing to be reliant on Stoke’s capture of Jack Butland.
Chelsea had a bid accepted for the young England keeper yesterday, only for Butland to refuse talks with the club. The 19 year-old now appears key to the Blues latest goalkeeping target.
Stoke City have apparently had a £4Million bid accepted by Birmingham City, and are set to hold talks with the highly-rated keeper on a permanent move.
Butland refused to talk to Chelsea as he did not see the possibility of playing first-team football at the club, and rightly so.