Asmir Begovic
Chelsea will have to offer a player-plus-cash deal to convince Stoke City to part with goalkeeper Asmir Begovic Getty

Stoke City have reportedly told Chelsea that it will take £8m ($12.6m) plus Victor Moses to land goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the Britannia Stadium.

According to the Mirror, the Blues are keen on signing the Bosnian stopper, as they consider him the perfect replacement for Petr Cech, who is on the verge of completing a summer move to Arsenal.

Jose Mourinho has been in the market for a quality 'keeper to provide backup for his preferred first choice Thibaut Courtois, and according to the London Evening Standard, the Portuguese manager was keen on Queens Park Rangers' Robert Green, but has instead shifted his focus on the more accomplished Bosnian international.

The 28-year-old stopper, who is entering the final-year of his contract, has been impressive for the Potters since his arrival from Portsmouth in 2010 and has constantly been linked with moves to Premier League big guns during the past couple of seasons.

Mark Hughes is aware that his goalkeeper is considering his future at the club, and has been offered a new contract to remain with Stoke, with the only advantage being regular first-team football at the Britannia Stadium, whereas it will be mostly bench duty at Stamford Bridge.

But the Britannia Stadium outfit are not keen on letting him go easy, and have demanded a player-plus-cash deal involving Moses, who spent the entire 2014/15 season on loan with the Potters.

However, according to the Guardian, the Nigerian international is not keen on moving to Stoke on a permanent basis and will resist being part of a player-plus-cash deal to bring Begovic to west London.

Moses is reportedly considering his options, as first-team opportunities with the Premier League champions look remote and is said to be considering various other offers from clubs in England and abroad.