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Medical completed, Chelsea set to announce their first summer signing after done deal

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Chelsea are reportedly set to announce Marcus Bettinelli as their first signing of the summer transfer window

Willy Caballero departed the club on a free transfer at the end of June, which left Chelsea without a third reserve to Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.

With a third-choice keeper very rarely called into action, the Chelsea board can acquire any old riff-raff to fill that spot – it doesn’t have to be the second coming of Lev Yashin.

As per reliable Chelsea journalist Simon Phillips, the man that the club have selected as their new third-choice shot-stopper is Marcus Bettinelli, formerly of Fulham.

Bettinelli is a free agent at current, and Phillips’ belief is that he is set to be announced as the first signing of Chelsea’s transfer window.

The keeper is 29-years-old, won’t cost a penny, and significantly, is home-grown, so won’t take up a foreign spot in the Premier League or Champions League squad.

There is a suggestion in the report that he underwent his medical yesterday, so this one looks to be as good as done.

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