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Stoke keeper Begovic welcomes Chelsea interest

Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic is flattered by interest from Chelsea.

The Bosnia international was reportedly the subject of a Blues' enquiry this summer as they seek back-up for injured No 1 Petr Cech.

But City manager Tony Pulis has since ruled out a transfer, and while pleased to have caught the attention of the Premier League champions, Begovic insists his primary focus is at the Britannia.

"Obviously I'm aware that the gaffer said there was an enquiry, but nothing is happening," Begovic told This Is Staffordshire.

"If someone wants to take me and they accept a bid, that's a different story, but in the meantime I just have to get on with my job.

"This kind of thing is just part and parcel of the job. Maybe there is people talking and stories being written, but at the end of the day you come to work and do your job.

"On the other side, it is brilliant and I'm really flattered. Who wouldn't be if they were mentioned in connection with a great club like Chelsea?"

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