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Bournemouth have £10m bid for Asmir Begovic accepted by Chelsea

Asmir Begovic in action during the FA Cup fourth round between Chelsea and Brentford at Stamford Bridge
Image: Bournemouth have agreed a deal with Chelsea for Asmir Begovic

Chelsea have accepted a £10m bid from Bournemouth for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international still needs to agree personal terms and complete a medical for the deal to be completed.

Begovic joined Chelsea in the summer of 2015 from Stoke on a four-year deal for a fee of £8m, but has only made 33 appearances for the club over the last two seasons.

Eddie Howe applauds the travelling fans after the 4-0 defeat to Tottenham
Image: Eddie Howe could be on the verge of adding a new keeper to his ranks, subject to personal terms and a medical

The 29-year-old only played twice in the league for Chelsea this season. Begovic has previously played for the Cherries, featuring eight times for the club during 2007.

BOURNEMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 15: Asmir Begovic of AFC Bournemouth in action during the Coca Cola League One Match between AFC Bournemouth and No
Image: Begovic previously spent a spell on loan with the Cherries in 2007

The keeper also came through the academy system at south coast neighbours Portsmouth, moving from Canada aged 16.

He made his debut for Pompey during the 2008/09 season, before playing 15 games for the club in 2009/10 as they were relegated from the Premier League.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 13:  Goalkeeper Artur Boruc of AFC Bournemouth takes a goal kick during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth an
Image: Begovic will compete with Artur Boruc for a starting place at the Vitality Stadium

From there he moved to Stoke in February 2010, playing 173 games for the Potters over five and a half seasons before being signed by Chelsea.

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Begovic will compete with 37-year-old keeper Arthur Boruc for a place at Bournemouth should he move, the Pole featured 35 times under Eddie Howe last season and signed a new one-year deal in April 2017.

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