News making the rounds claim Chelsea are set to hasten the transfer of Spain international goalkeeper Victor Valdes from Manchester United, due to knee injury suffered by Belgium international shot stopper Thibaut Courtois during Chelsea’s first game of the season against Swansea.
This is according to the Express which claims that the Stamford Bridge outfit are working to secure a make-shift shot stopper as the boss Jose Mourinho is worried about losing Asmir Begovic to injury.
Begovic moved to Chelsea this summer from Stoke City to replace Chelsea’s departed legend Peter Cech.
He was brought in as a back-up for Courtois but putting into cognizance that the aforementioned first choice goalie will be visibly absent for three months, Begovic has had to take over the first choice position leaving Chelsea team with just 21-year old England U19 goalkeeper Jamal Blackman on the bench.
The young England international is yet to make any appearances for the Blues’ senior team since his promotion from the youth’s team and as a result he cannot been relied on, especially now that Chelsea are struggling to keep up with last year form and performance.
Valdes moved to Manchester United during this year winter transfer window as a back-up to David de Gea. However, following the fall out between him and his manager Louis van Gaal, couple with the arrival of Argentine shot stopper Sergio Romero, Valdes has further falling down the pecking in the Red Devil’s team.
It is also reported that Chelsea are considering other alternatives in Inter Milan’s Juan Pablo Carrizo and Porto’s Veteran keeper Helton should the move for Valdes not go through.
However, it is believed that Chelsea would have to gain permission from Premier League to make such emergency signing.