Chelsea to sign Eduardo, confirms Dinamo Zagreb boss

Date published: Friday 19th August 2016 11:26

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Portuguese keeper Eduardo will become a Chelsea player next week, according to Dinamo Zagreb boss Zlatko Kranjcar.

The 33-year-old was part of the Portugal squad that won Euro 2016 in France, but didn’t play due to the fantastic form of Rui Patricio.

Antonio Conte is thought to be in the market for a back-up keeper to support Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic and Eduardo would bring with him a wealth of experience.

When asked if Eduardo would depart after Zagreb’s Champions League play-off clash with Red Bull Salzburg on August 24, Kranjcar told ESPN: “Yes, I think so.”

“Eduardo has been given an amazing opportunity to leave for a big club like Chelsea.

“The situation is that he is leaving. May he have all the good luck in a big club.”

The incoming of Eduardo, who would be the Blues’ third signing of the transfer window, would mean Conte could allow Jamal Blackman to join Wycombe Wanderers on loan.

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