KEEPER TALK AT THE BRIDGE
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lokomotiv Moscow number one Ruslan Nigmatullin is also being linked again with a move to Stamford Bridge, after his proposed switch to Lazio collapsed.
With Australian ace Bosnich forwarding his claims for a regular starting spot, following some excellent performances recently, Claudio Ranieri has a selection headache he will be pleased to resolve.
Cudicini sees his place under threat and, consequently, is rumoured to be interesting Roma, Atalanta and Bologna, with the Serie A trio pondering bids during the transfer window.
However, managing director Colin Hutchinson went on record at the start of the season, saying the club needs three top class keepers, with Ed de Goey also still fighting for a place in West London.
As for Nigmatullin, the Russian shot-stopper has admitted seeking talks with other clubs, in the wake of his move to Lazio falling through.
"The negotiations with Lazio are suspended but not closed," he wrote on his personal website.
"It is not pleasant for me that they don't consider me to be first choice goalkeeper.
"With Fiorentina (he was due to be farmed out to La Viola), the question is now closed.
"Therefore, with my agents, I will consider some offers from other clubs."