Frustrated Chelsea star to demand winter exit, not Mikel

Courtois committed to Chelsea

Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is prepared to pursue a fresh challenge away from Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in January. The former Stoke City man has barely featured under Antonio Conte this season.

Begovic, 29, has become seemingly frustrated with his situation at the West London giants, and a move away from the club looks a probable option in the New Year.

According to ESPN, the Bosnian footballer could be offered a fresh challenge at the start of 2017 with West Ham United keen on pursuing his services.

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic has seen his side struggle in the top flight this season, and this has urged him to recruit a new shot-stopper who could change the club’s fortunes in the second half of the campaign.

Adrien and Darren Randolph have been offered equal opportunities to feature between the sticks this term, but Bilic believes the presence of Begovic would provide an additional boost to his backline which has leaked in goals this term.

Begovic has appeared in just three outings for Chelsea this season, all of which have been in the EFL Cup.

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