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Chelsea confirm Rob Green signing

Chelsea confirm Rob Green signing
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Chelsea announce the signing of veteran stopper Rob Green on a one-year deal.

Chelsea have announced the signing of veteran stopper Rob Green on a one-year deal.

The shock signing of the 38-year-old comes as the Blues prepare to deal with the impending departure of Thibaut Courtois for Real Madrid, and while the hunt remains on for a high-calibre replacement, Green has been drafted in to provide experience and options in the goalkeeping department.

Green arrives at Stamford Bridge on a free transfer, having been released by Huddersfield Town over the summer, and has previous top-flight experience with West Ham United, Norwich City and Queens Park Rangers.

"It has been a whirlwind 24 hours," Green told the Chelsea website. "You are thinking about your career and where you want to go and then you get a phone call like this, and it is a short conversation.

"It has been a pretty dramatic time for me and I can't wait to get started. I am absolutely delighted and it is a thrill and an honour to be here."

Courtois, meanwhile, is said to have agreed personal terms with Madrid in the last 48 hours, leaving the two clubs still negotiating over the transfer fee.

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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