Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea are reportedly set to announce Marcus Bettinelli as their first signing of the summer.
Willy Caballero departed the club on a free transfer at the end of June, which left Chelsea without a third reserve to Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
With a third-choice keeper very rarely called into action, the Chelsea board can acquire any old riff-raff to fill that spot – it doesn’t have to be the second coming of Lev Yashin.
As per reliable Chelsea journalist Simon Phillips, the man that the club have selected as their new third-choice shot-stopper is Marcus Bettinelli, formerly of Fulham.
Bettinelli is a free agent at current, and Phillips’ belief is that he is set to be announced as the first signing of Chelsea’s transfer window.
The keeper is 29-years-old, won’t cost a penny, and significantly, is home-grown, so won’t take up a foreign spot in the Premier League or Champions League squad.
There is a suggestion in the report that he underwent his medical yesterday, so this one looks to be as good as done.