Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic will stay at the club beyond this evening’s 11pm deadline despite interest from fellow Premier League outfit Bournemouth, according to The Mirror.
The 29-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge in 2015 following three successful years at Stoke City, yet the Bosnian international has made just 30 appearances for the club, of which only five have come this term.
Thus, his future in West London was subject to speculation, with it reported that Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth were interested in a £10 million move for the shot-stopper.
However, Blues boss Antonio Conte has decided against letting Begovic go because the club have been unable to bring in a replacement, with a deal for Celtic’s Craig Gordon dead in the water.
Reports yesterday suggested that the Scottish giants had rejected a second bid from the Premier League leaders for the goalkeeper, and now it appears that the Blues have given up on the Scottish international.
And that is not good news for Begovic, who stated recently that he was ‘desperate to play’ after failing to dethrone Thibaut Courtois of the number one jersey at Stamford Bridge, yet he’ll have to stay at the club and fight for his place for the remainder of the campaign.