Chelsea have reached an agreement to sign former Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli on a two-year contract, According to goal.
The 29-year-old, who is now a free agent after leaving Fulham at the end of his deal, will undergo a medical at Chelsea’s training ground on Tuesday before being officially unveiled.
The Blues have moved for Bettinelli to provide extra cover for Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga between the sticks after seeing third-choice shot-stopper Willy Caballero depart last month.
Bettinelli initially graduated to Fulham’s senior squad as a teenager in 2010, and went on to appear in 120 games for the club across all competitions.
The one-time England Under-21 international took in loan spells at Dartford and Accrington Stanley before establishing himself as a regular in the Cottagers’ line-up, but was deemed surplus to requirements for the 2020-21 campaign.
Bettinelli was allowed to spend last season at Middlesbrough, and made 41 appearances as they finished 10th in the Championship.