Chelsea Football Club have announced the departure of Asmir Begovic to Bournemouth and Dominic Solanke to Liverpool. 

Begovic has signed a “long-term deal” with the Cherries 10 years after signing for them on loan when they were in League One.

The 29-year-old made 17 league starts during his two year spell at Stamford Bridge, signing from Stoke City.

Shortly after the £10million transfer was announced, Begovic said:

“I am coming into an important part of my career.

“I want to show people what I am capable of.

“Being part of a title-winning team at Chelsea was amazing but I felt now was the right time to move on because I want to be playing regular football.”

Bournemouth secured a third successive season in the Premier League after finishing ninth in the table.

Eddie Howe has been full of praise for his new signing, as is quoted in a Bournemouth club statement:

“Asmir is an outstanding goalkeeper who has proved himself capable of performing at the highest level over a number of years.

“He is a leader as well and exactly the kind of character you want in the team.”

Dominic Solanke’s move to Liverpool was also confirmed, with the youngster rejecting a new contract to remain with the Blues.

The fee is likely to end up being £3million, with a tribunal set to assess the starlet’s value.

Solanke has been at loggerheads with Londoners over a new deal and desperate for first-team opportunities.

He made his Chelsea debut in 2014 but after a loan spell at Vitesse has been limited to reserve football.

Solanke will link up with the Reds when his contract runs out on July 1.