We all know we’ve got a bit of a goalkeeper problem in terms of back-up for Petr Cech, so it’s good to hear reports that we’re still on the look out.
We were previously linked with Stoke’s Asmir Begovic although that came to nothing and clearly a keeper like Given, wants away from City because he doesn’t fancy a season on the bench, so if it’s a second keeper we’re looking for, we can forget someone of his quality as well.
So, according to the press yesterday, with Hilario and Turnball both a bit too dodgy to rely on in the event of an injury to Cech, and Rhys Taylor on loan at Crewe, Chelsea have got their eye on Polish goalkeeper Piotr Leciejewski. The 25-year-old, currently playing in Norway’s second division, has impressed since signing for Sogndal in 2008 and his chairman accepts a move away is likely, saying “What I can say is that Piotr has got an enormous potential. We know it’s a question of time before he will play on a bigger stage.”
How exactly that links him to Chelsea I’m not quite sure, but if he’s better than the back-up we’ve got, let’s hope there’s something in it.