Chelsea have made their first summer signing in the shape of Marcus Bettinelli.
The free agent has joined the club as back-up goalkeeper providing cover to both Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga.
He will fill the void left in the Chelsea squad after the departures of both Willy Caballeros and Jamal Blackman.
Bettinelli has been a free agent since leaving Fulham at the end of June following the expiration of his contract at Craven Cottage.
Aston Villa were also interested in signing him, but he has turned them down and has chosen to make the short journey across West London instead.
Now 29, Bettinelli came through the youth system at Fulham and earned one cap for England at under-21 level.
He has had loan spells at Accrington Stanley and Middlesbrough and made 120 appearances for Fulham in all competitions.
He is of partial Italian descent on his father’s side, who is the Fulham Academy goalkeeping coach.
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