Mark Schwarzer admits he made an extra effort to get a deal with Chelsea over the line.

Jose Mourinho snapped up Schwarzer yesterday on a free transfer from Fulham.

"It's a phenomenal club. It's one of the biggest and best clubs in the world, and it's an honour to sign for Chelsea. I didn't take much convincing to come here," he told

"There were other interests but once I knew Chelsea was interested it was very much the case that I wanted to try and make it happen. I'm very fortunate and delighted to be sitting here today."