Chelsea Sign Veteran Keeper Mark Schwarzer

Former Fulham man makes Stamford Bridge switch.

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Chelsea have signed former Fulham goalkeeper, Mark Schwarzer, on a one-year deal according to The Times.

The 40 year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge today to discuss personal terms with the club as Mourinho finally gave up with the pursuit of Norwich City’s stopper John Ruddy, after having two bids rejected.

Since the departure from Craven Cottage, the Australian has gone under the radar and has failed to sign a new contract at any club, yet since the loss of Turnball and Hilario, Chelsea needed a sub goalkeeper until next season when Thibaut Courtois will return from his loan spell with Atlético Madrid – and in my opinion, then he [Courtois] will break into the first team.

This season could be vital for the Australian international as he wishes to play in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, but will need game time to guarantee this. With the amount of games that Chelsea will play thanks to the Super Cup, Champions League, Premier League, etc. I can see game time being more than likely at Stamford Bridge.

Mark becomes Chelsea’s third signing of the window, following the arrival of Andre Schurrle, from Bayer Leverkusen, and Mario van Ginkel, from Vitesse Arnhem.

With Edinson Cavani set to sign for French champions PSG for €63million, the Europa League winners will now look to sign a striker with two topping their summer shopping list – Aston Villa’s ace Christian Benteke and Liverpool’s star man Luis Suarez, with the pair currently linked with moves all around Europe.

The London side are also looking to offload Senegalese international Demba Ba, according to reports, but with no offers tabled by anyone yet.

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