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Begovic to join Bournemouth

Asmir Begovic will join Bournemouth in a permanent transfer on 1 July.

The Bosnian international goalkeeper departs Stamford Bridge following two seasons at the club having signed from Stoke City in the summer of 2015.

The 29-year-old's professional attitude, friendly nature and ability to perform when called upon made him a popular figure with Chelsea fans, team-mates and staff.

Begovic made his debut as a substitute on the opening day of last season before a sustained period in the side following injury to Thibaut Courtois. During that time, he made his Champions League debut, and was in goal towards the end of the campaign too.

This season, Begovic appeared in domestic cup action, starting all three of our matches in the EFL Cup as well as the FA Cup third, fourth and fifth rounds. His final game for the club was the recent 4-3 victory against Watford, three days after we had wrapped up the Premier League title away at West Bromwich Albion.

In total, Begovic made 33 appearances for the Blues, keeping 10 clean sheets.

We thank Asmir for his contribution over the past two years and wish him well in his future career.