Chelsea set sights on Marco Amelia to solve goalkeeping shortage

The Bosnian Begovic is the only senior stopper now on the Stamford Bridge books and Mourinho has moved to bring 33-year-old Amelia to Cobham to take a look at the free agent.


Manager Jose Mourinho is keen to provide Asmir Begovic with added cover in the absence of Thibaut Courtois, who is sidelined until December with a knee injury.

Courtois was ruled out for at least three months after undergoing surgery on his knee to fix ligament damage earlier this month.

When asked on the eve of Chelsea playing Porto in the Champions League whether he was interested in signing the Portuguese club’s veteran goalkeeper Helton, Mourinho said: “We need a goalkeeper now, not in January”.

Amelia made 41 appearances for Milan over a four-year period before departing the San Siro last year. “Then Courtois will be fit”.

The English paper is reporting that the Blues are closing in on an agreement with 33-year old Marco Amelia, who was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup winning squad.

Chelsea are allowed to sign a free agent outside of the transfer window with only 19 of their players aged over 21 in their 25-man Premier League squad.


He has also been at Livorno, Palermo and Genoa, but has barely played since leaving AC Milan in 2014.

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