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Rob Green set for Chelsea medical

26 July 2018

Chelsea have signed the former England goalkeeper Rob Green on a one-year contract, the club have announced.

The 38-year-old, who spent last season at Huddersfield Town without making a Premier League appearance, is set to undergo a medical at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

However, Chelsea's offer was too good for him to refuse.

He told the club website: 'It has been a whirlwind 24 hours. "I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here".

He is now without a club since leaving Huddersfield Town, after just one year.

Green will likely see plenty of the Stamford Bridge bench
Green will likely see plenty of the Stamford Bridge bench

The highly experienced stopper began his career at Norwich City, making 200 appearances before departing for West Ham in 2006.

The former England worldwide had widely been tipped to retire from the game after experiencing the Terriers' return to the Premier League but the Blues seem have offered him the chance to prolong his career by a further year. From there he spent a year at Leeds before he signed for Huddersfield.

The 38-year old won 12 England caps in a period between 2005 and 2012, and played for his country at the 2010 World Cup.

Reina has played for Napoli and Bayern Munich since his departure from Anfield, and was Napoli's first choice keeper last season as they came agonisingly close to winning Serie A, losing out by four points to Juventus.

Rob Green set for Chelsea medical