Chelsea are ready to axe star goalkeeper for reserve

Asmir Begovic will be handed starts between now and the end of the season as Chelsea consider selling Thibaut Courtois and making the Serbian their number one goalkeeper next season, according to The Daily Mail.

The Blues could place the Belgian international on the bench against Swanesa to allow Begovic the chance to audition to become Antonio Conte’s man between the sticks next season.

Courtois has endured a mixed season at Stamford Bridge and has refused to state he’s going to stay at Chelsea after the current season ends. He is thought to be eyeing a move back to Spain, as the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper (on loan from the Blues) is understood to have caught the eye of Real Madrid and Barcelona.

According to a report by The Sun, Chelsea had identified a surprise replacement for Courtois, with the Blues being in pole position for England international and Southampton goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

However, now it looks they will take an extensive look at Begovic, who is in line to make only his second Chelsea start since November.

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