Mourinho wants to sign John Ruddy to challenge Petr Cech for no.1 spot.
Chelsea have had a second bid rejected for Norwich keeper John Ruddy, according to Sky Sports News.
The Blues returned with an improved offer after their initial £5 million bid was turned down last week.
Returning manager Jose Mourinho wants to give Petr Cech some genuine competition for the number one jersey at Stamford Bridge, and has earmarked Ruddy as the perfect man to challenge to Czech star.
Chelsea’s current backup keeper is 21-year-old Sam White, after both Hilario and Ross Turnbull were released this summer. Highly-rated Belgian international Thibaut Courtois has been sent on loan to Atletico Madrid for a third consecutive season, leaving the Blues in need of a new back-up stopper.
Many Chelsea fans were keen to see Courtois remain at the club, but the young ‘keeper wants guaranteed first team football before next summer’s World Cup, where he will be competing with Liverpool’s Simon Mignolet for a starting berth for Belgium.