Blues swoop for Sullivan
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sullivan has been forced to play second fiddle to United States shot-stopper Kasey Keller for the past 18 months and is keen to quit White Hart Lane.
He had been linked with summer moves to Aston Villa and Wolves but is now on the cusp of making the short trek across the capital.
The 33-year-old has spent three years at Spurs but failed to make an appearance last term through a combination of injury and Keller's sparkling form.
The former Wimbledon ace will undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge on Friday morning and, subject to agreeing personal terms, will join Chelsea's Russian revolution.
Sullivan will prove a rare commodity in West London given that The Blues will not fork out a mammoth fee for his services following the recent acquisitions of the likes of Hernan Crespo, Adrian Mutu and Juan Sebastian Veron.
The big-spending Blues have been seeking goalkeeping reinforcements following an injury to Jurgen Macho which will rule out the Austrian for a large bulk of the campaign.
Blues boss Claudio Ranieri wanted additional back-up to Carlo Cudicini as Marco Ambrosio was the only other experienced keeper on his books.
Ranieri tried to sign Leeds United's Nigel Martyn but the former England international shunned a move to Stamford Bridge.
Sullivan is unlikely to do the same although his prospects of first-team football at Stamford Bridge are not noticeably enhanced by the deal.
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