Chelsea are closing in on Marseille and France international keeper Steve Mandanda – with Asmir Begovic inching closer to the Stamford Bridge exit, reports have suggested.
Mandanda is out of contract at Marseille and has already begun Blues contract talks, with one of Courtois or Begovic expected to leave the club this summer.
He is expected to leave the club once he is finished with Euro 2016 duty, where he is back-up to Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris.
New boss Antonio Conte is keen to bring in goalkeeping competition to Belgian No.1 Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois’ future was plunged into doubt towards the end of last season as he missed a string of games, with an ‘illness’ cited as the reason as he sat and watched in the stands.
He has been linked with a move to Real Madrid but Conte wants to keep one of the world’s best keepers on the Blues’ books.
And Mandanda has been identified as the man to push him for the No.1 jersey according to reports from England.