Strengthening after a triumphant previous season for Chelsea, a campaign which the Blues reclaimed the Premier League title, will be vital if they’re to maintain their domestic dominance in the upcoming 2017/18 campaign.
Recruiting a worthy replacement for the club’s former back-up stopper Asmir Begovic, who will join Bournemouth on the opening of the transfer window, will also prove to be pivotal. Not coincidentally, the Mirror report that the Blues are on the brink of announcing the arrival of former Manchester City stopper Willy Caballero.
The Argentinian keeper left the Etihad at the start of the month, meaning that he is currently in the search for a new club after becoming a free agent.
Antonio Conte’s outfit have supposedly held talks with the dependable 35-year-old in the last few weeks, and despite agreeing upon personal terms which would contract him to Stamford Bridge, the club will wait until the transfer window opens on 1st July to announce his arrival.
The former Malaga keeper battled with Claudio Bravo for the starting place in the Citizens’ fold during Pep Guardiola’s debut season in Manchester, but despite his valiant efforts between the sticks, Caballero was duly deemed surplus to requirements.
Caballero started for Guardiola’s City 27 times in all competitions last year, claiming 10 clean sheets – a record which could have been a determining factor in Chelsea’s decision to offer him a place in the squad next season.