Date: 24th July 2015 at 4:30pm
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Chelsea are considering a surprise swoop for Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

The Premier League champions are ready to make a £2.5m bid for the 23-year-old after a string of impressive displays for the Championship club last season at Craven Cottage.

25 April 2015 - Sky Bet Championship - Fulham v Middlesbrough - Goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli of Fulham gives a thumbs up - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

Bettinelli, who has enjoyed previous loan spells at Dartford and Accrington Stanley, produced 11 clean sheets in 45 appearances in all competition for Kit Symons’ side last season.

To cap off a remarkable breakthrough 2014-15 campaign with the Cottagers, Bettinelli received his first international call-up as he represented the England Under-21s in their 1-0 win over Czech Republic back in March.

Despite already adding Stoke City’s Asmir Begovic to their goalkeeping ranks this summer, Blues boss Jose Mourinho is still keen on a move for Fulham’s young shot-stopper.

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