Report: Chelsea interested in the Magpies keeper?

Chelsea have expressed an interest in signing Newcastle United goalkeeper Karl Darlow, according to The Mirror.

The 26-year-old Englishman, who has four-and-a-half years left on his contract at St James’ Park – has racked up 19 Championship appearances for the Magpies this season, keeping seven clean sheets.

The report suggests, Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is on the lookout for a new back-up shot stopper with Asmir Begovic’s future at the west London club seems uncertain. With a number of Premier League clubs interested in the Bosnian.

The same report claims that the Blues tried to sign Darlow in January, but the Tyneside outfit were unwilling to lose their keeper midway through the season.

Darlow joined Newcastle from Nottingham Forest in 2015.