Date: 14th February 2013 at 4:38pm
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Having missed out on signing Birmingham City`s promising young keeper, Jack Butland, are Chelsea still in the hunt for a decent back-up for Petr Cech next season?

Well if you believe the red-top British press then the answer is a definitive yes!

Apparently, Chelsea are now keen to entice the twenty-three year old Reading keeper Alex McCarthy to Stamford Bridge.

Although McCarthy`s season has been rudely interrupted by a shoulder injury that has since required surgery and ruled him out for the season his performances after taking over the keepers` shirt from Adam Federici must have impressed the Chelsea scouting network.

It remains to be seen if a deal does materialize in the summer transfer window or whether it is all just tabloid gossip.