“He’s joining Chelsea for free”, English star to join Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge

Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea are still waiting for the first signing for the summer transfer window which is still ongoing.

But now, Marcus Bettinelli, a former England international goalkeeper, is expected to join Chelsea, The former Fulham shot-stopper, who turned down offers from Aston Villa, has accepted a two-year contract with the European champions and is poised to join the Blues on a free transfer in the coming days after his contract at Craven Cottage expires, Bettinelli is expected to finish his medical and join with the club within the next 48 hours.

Following the departure of Willy Caballero at the end of last month, Chelsea have been on the lookout for a new goalkeeper, Bettinelli will provide backup to first-choice Edouard Mendy as well as competition for No. 2 Kepa Arrizabalaga, Provided the deal does not hit any last-minute hitches.Importantly, the 29-year-old will strengthen Chelsea’s homegrown squad, The Blues have beaten Villa to the signing of Bettinelli, with Dean Smith also interested in the shot-stopper, The goalkeeper spent the season on loan at Middlesbrough, where he played an important role in Neil Warnock’s team’s attempt to qualify for the play-offs, Bettinelli was summoned into Gareth Southgate’s England squad during the 2017/18 season after a succession of strong performances for Fulham – but the club’s relegation back to the Championship effectively ended his international aspirations.However, he is set to return to the Premier League for the upcoming season.

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