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Chelsea sign former Man City goalkeeper Willy Caballero on free transfer

Goal.com logo Goal.com 01-07-2017

Chelsea have signed goalkeeper Willy Caballero on a free transfer.

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Caballero, who was out of contract after leaving Manchester City, has arrived as the Blues' new number two shot-stopper after Asmir Begovic moved to Bournemouth.

The Argentine will deputise for Thibaut Courtois who is in negotiations with Chelsea to renew his contract at the club.

Welcome to Chelsea, Willy Caballero! https://t.co/GGFudYqdu3

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) July 1, 2017

Newcastle United also attempted to sign Caballero, 35, but he instead opted for Chelsea to replace Begovic, who was frustrated with a lack of first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge and even tried to push for an exit in January.

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Chelsea held onto Begovic in the winter market but they agreed to sell him in the summer, accepting Bournemouth's £10m offer in May.

Caballero's departure from City was made public a while ago and Pep Guardiola has since brought in Ederson from Benfica for £34.7m to strengthen his options in goal.

Former Malaga man Caballero made 24 starts and a further two substitute appearances for City last season.

More to follow.

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