Bournemouth will likely have to wait until the very end of the January transfer window if they are to sign Asmir Begovic from Chelsea.
The Guardian report that the Blues are only willing to let the goalkeeper leave Stamford Bridge permanently if they can find a suitable replacement, though they are running out of time if it’s to happen this month.
The former Stoke stopper has only played four times this season, all those appearances coming in the domestic cups.
While Chelsea signed the Bosnian for £8million back in 2015, they have already rejected an opening offer of £10million from the Cherries.
Even so, Antonio Conte is thought to be sympathetic to his plight and understands that he would like to play more regularly.
The Italian is therefore willing to let him go as long as he can find another back-up for first-choice Thibaut Courtois.
Eduardo Carvalho is already at Stamford Bridge, but he is considered third-choice and Conte is reluctant to use him as anything more.
Newcastle’s Tim Krul, who is on loan at Ajax, and AC Milan’s Diego López, are both believed to be options Chelsea are considering.