Baku. 13 July. REPORT.AZ/ Chelsea have signed Stoke City's Bosnian international goalkeeper Asmir Begovic on a four-year contract, the Premier League champions confirmed on Monday.
Report informs citing foreign media, the 28-year-old, who joined Stoke from Portsmouth in 2010, has signed for a fee reported in British media to be worth 8 million pounds.
Begovic will compete with first-choice Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at Stamford Bridge after Petr Cech ended his trophy-laden 11-year spell by joining rivals Arsenal last month.
"I am very happy to be joining Chelsea. After speaking at length to the manager (Jose Mourinho), I feel like I can develop here and be an important part of this team," Begovic told Chelsea's official website.