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Reports suggest that Chelsea are close to agreeing a deal for former England international goalkeeper Rob Green.

Th 38-year-old is set to join the Blues on a free transfer and will replace Eduardo who is currently on loan at Vitesse Arnhem as the club’s third-choice goalkeeper.

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Green is also unlikely to play any part for the Blues as Eduardo didn’t get a game in his two-season stay at Stamford Bridge. However, his experience and the fact that he is home-grown makes him an attractive option for Chelsea.

The Blues will also continue in their search for a suitable replacement for wantaway first-choice goalie Thibaut Courtois who is close to a move to Real Madrid in a deal worth £35.5m. Likely candidates to replace him are Kasper Schmeichel and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.