Chelsea Set To Make Improved Bid for Norwich City Keeper John Ruddy

Stamford Bridge side ready to make move for Norwich goalkeeper.

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Chelsea are ready to return to Norwich City with an improved offer for their goalkeeper John Ruddy according to The Guardian.

The Stamford Bridge side are currently in the market for a new goalkeeper to be back-up for Petr Cech.

The club would prefer to sign an Englishman as rules in European competition now restrict the number of non-native players you can have in your squad.

Last season, the club employed the services of young Ross Turnbull but he has since left the club leaving their options limited to ageing Brazilian stopper Hilario.

Thibault Courtois remains at the club and is highly rated by the management but Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has just sanctioned the Belgian youngster to return to Atletico Madrid on another season long loan deal.

That could pave the way for Ruddy to arrive at Chelsea with the club reportedly already having had a £5 million bid turned down.

It is understood that Chelsea made an offer of £3 million up-front with £2 million in add-ons which was turned down by the Canaries.

Chelsea are set to return to Norwich with an offer that includes more of the cash up front in the hopes of tempting the Norfolk club into parting ways with their glovesman.

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