Ajax and Newcastle United Goalkeeper, Tim Krul is being considered as a potential back-up for Thibaut Courtois.

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According to the Guardian, Chelsea are looking to sign a backup shot-stopper this January to replace Asmir Begovic, who is on the verge of joining fellow Premier league side Bournemouth. However, in order for the deal to be completed in January, Chelsea must sign an alternative for Thibaut Courtois.

Conte told the press regarding the transfer of Begovic, “Yes, there is this offer and we are evaluating this offer. But it’s important to find the right solution for Asmir, for the club, for me, because I repeat he’s a really important player for me on and off the pitch. It’s important to find the right solution before he goes away.”

Tim Krul, who has yet to start a competitive game for Ajax this season, is thought by the management at Chelsea to be a strong candidate to provide the solution, due to his strong Premier League experience with Newcastle United.

Ajax are rumoured to be willing to terminate the loan of Krul due to the emergence Andre Onana as starting goalkeeper this season.

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