Next Chelsea Signing? Bookies Slash Odds on Dutch International Joining The Blues
Premier League table toppers Chelsea have been one of the most consistent teams in the top flight of English football this season.
Antonio Conte the new manager at the club, has made a number of changes to the squad at the club and will be happy with the progress that he has made in his first season in England.
However, he is evidently not too happy with the options at his disposal and is trying to add a few players to the squad this January. This has seen him linked with a number of star players recently but one new name that is making the headlines today is Tim Krul from Newcastle.
The Blues manager faces a mini-crisis at the club with first choice shot-stopper Thibaut Courtois ready to leave the club for a move back to Spain at the end of the season.
Asmir Begovic, the backup goal keeper is also wanted back in his home country while AFC Bournemouth saw a bid of £10m rejected recently. But it is now understood that Conte is desperate to let Begovic go and is plotting a replacement already.
The likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Tom Heaton have been linked with a move to the Stamford Bridge recently but Conte has now got his eyes on Tim Krul.
The 28-year old Dutch international is a decent goal keeper who would walk into most Premier League teams but he was sent out on loan, back to his homeland at Ajax, where he has put in some sizzling performances already.
However, Krul is desperate to get back to England and is looking for potential suitors and it is now understood that Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are firm favorites for his signature.
The report suggests that Chelsea are 9-4 odds on favorites to land the 28-year old this month if they lose Begovic and it is understood that Conte is confident of landing him.
Betstars, a betting website has now slashed the odds on this move and are confident that it will happen in the upcoming days.
Most of the transfer gossip around Stamford Bridge has been focussed on the potential exit of Diego Costa,” a BetStars spokesman said.
“However, there’s one potential signing that has come completely out of the blue. Chelsea have emerged as the 9/4 favourites to sign Newcastle keeper Tim Krul with Asmir Begovic the subject of a bid from Bournemouth.:
“The chance to join the Premier League leaders is a no-brainer for Krul so we’re expecting to see a deal done before the window closes,” he added.
Courtois and Begovic have been excellent when called upon this season and it will be interesting to see who makes way for Tim Krul come the end of the season.
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