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Schwarzer on his way to Leicester

last updated Monday 05th January 2015, 3:35 PM

Fulham keeper Mark Schwarzer
Fulham keeper
Mark Schwarzer
Mark Schwarzer
Former Fulham and former Chelsea's third-choice goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is leaving the club for Leicester, Jose Mourinho says.

Thibaut Courtois' return in the summer pushed both Schwarzer and Petr Cech down the order at Stamford Bridge, and the 42-year-old is yet to play this season.

Mourinho confirmed an imminent transfer, thought to be an 18-month deal, in the aftermath of his side's FA Cup third-round win over Watford on Sunday .

Schwarzer will add to Leicester's goalkeeping options in the continuing absence of Kasper Schmeichel, who is out with a broken metatarsal.

The details of Schwarzer's move are yet to be confirmed but Mourinho, speaking after his side's 3-0 victory, said "I want to publicly thank Mark Schwarzer because he's leaving us and he was a fantastic guy for us.

"As a goalkeeper, when we needed him, he was there for us, and as a person and a professional he was an amazing guy in our group.

On behalf of myself, my staff and my players I want to say we are going to miss the big guy and we wish him all the best in his new life at Leicester.

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