Chelsea have had a bid for Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic rejected, sources have told ESPN FC.
Begovic, 28, has been identified as the Premier League champions' top target to replace Petr Cech following the Czech Republic international's move to Arsenal.
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Chelsea previously tried to sign Begovic as an understudy Cech, but they are now hoping to bring the former Portsmouth man to Stamford Bridge to be No. 2 to Thibaut Courtois.
Begovic's future at Stoke has been the subject of conjecture in recent...