Stoke City have confirmed Asmir Begovic has completed a move to Chelsea.
The Bosnian goalkeeper became Jose Mourinho’s No.1 transfer target, following Petr Cech’s switch to Arsenal.
Although an ‘undisclosed fee’ has been announced, it’s understood the 28-year-old will move to the west London side for around £8million.
The shot-stopper made 172 league and cup appearances for the Potters after joining from Portsmouth in February 2010 in a £3.25million transfer.
“I am very happy to be joining Chelsea,” he said in a statement. “After speaking at length to the manager, I feel like I can develop here and be an important part of this team.
“I am looking forward to meeting up with the team on Wednesday for the pre-season tour.’
Begovic will be second choice to the Belgian shot stopper Thibaut Courtois who had an amazing season last year at Stamford Bridge.
In November 2013 Begović became the fifth goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premier League, scoring from 97.5 yards against Southampton after 13 seconds.
Begović represented Canada at youth level playing for them at the 2007 FIFA U-20 World Cup before deciding to change his allegiance to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2009. He soon established himself as Bosnia’s number one and helped them reach the 2014 FIFA World Cup.