Chelsea are planning a £15 million bid for Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul.
The Mail on Sunday says Roman Abramovich has agreed to bankroll a big-money offer for the 24-year-old Dutchman after growing concerns at Chelsea over the form of Petr Cech.
Chelsea's determination to land Krul on £90,000-a-week wages has knocked Sunday's FA Cup semi-final opponents Tottenham out of the race for the highly rated keeper.
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