Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon is a target for Chelsea
Chelsea are deciding whether to allow goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to join Bournemouth this month.
Thibaut Courtois is Blues boss Antonio Conte’s undisputed No 1 goalkeeper but Begovic could move on if Bournemouth up their initial £10million bid.
And according to The Telegraph, Chelsea have put Gordon on a three-man shortlist of goalkeepers to replace Begovic.
It is said AC Milan’s Diego Lopez, currently on loan at Espanyol, and Galatasaray’s Fernando Muslera are the other options.
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But Chelsea goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon is thought to have recommended Celtic shot-stopper Gordon to the club before.
And he has plenty of Premier League experience, having played for Sunderland between 2007 and 2012.
Gordon has made 33 appearances for Celtic this season, holding off the challenge from Brendan Rodgers’ summer signing Dorus de Vries.
Antonio Conte discussed the chances of Begovic leaving Stamford Bridge last week.
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"I want to say Asmir is an important player on and off the pitch,” Conte said. “He knows this.
"There is this offer. Me and the club we are evaluating this offer.
"But it is important to find the right solution for the club and for me. Before he goes away it is important to find the right solution.
"The club and the player know my position that, for me, Asmir is an important player."
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