RUMOURS: Chelsea reject £10m Bournemouth offer for Begovic

The Bosnia international is second choice at Stamford Bridge behind Thibaut Courtois but will stay unless a team make an irresistible offer

Chelsea have rejected a £10 million bid from Bournemouth for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, according to reports from The Telegraph.

Blues boss Antonio Conte is keen for the 29-year-old to stay put at Stamford Bridge for at least the remainder of the Premier League season but is willing to let him leave should a sufficient offer come in from the Cherries.

Chelsea have rejected bids from both Everton and West Ham in the past year for Begovic, though a switch to Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth is likely to interest Begovic, who is behind Thibaut Courtois in Conte’s pecking order.

Begovic has made just four appearances for the London club this term and is likely only to appear in the FA Cup for the rest of the season, with Chelsea having been knocked out of the League Cup and not currently in European competition.

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