According to The Telegraph, former Fulham goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli is set to join Chelsea on a free transfer.
The stopper had spent 15 years at Fulham, coming through the academy before being released this summer, and it seems as though he didn’t fancy moving too far, joining the Stamford Bridge outfit just up the road from Craven Cottage.
Bettinelli is seemingly very settled in west London, and he’s been picked up by the Blues.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a Fulham favourite join one of our biggest rivals. Just last week Stefan Johansen joined QPR, while we’ve also seen Aaron Hughes, Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson make that move.
Bettinelli will likely be Chelsea’ third-choice behind Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Fulham have already replaced the goalkeeper, signing Paulo Gazzaniga who could be the Whites’ new number one, while Marek Rodak and Fabri also remain at the club.
Bettinelli has been a great servant for Fulham over the years, but it will be strange to see a man so intrinsically linked to the Whites turning out for Chelsea.