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Chelsea to announce Marco Amelia

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Former-AC Milan goalkeeper has been on trial at the club

Chelsea Football Club are expected to announce the signing of Marco Amelia tomorrow after he’s impressed during a trial period at the club.

The 33-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Serie A side AC Milan back in the summer of 2014, but after Chelsea‘s injury crisis in between the sticks, he has been approached by the Premier League champions.

Jose Mourinho lost Thibaut Courtois to a serious knee injury, which has left just Asmir Begovic and Jamal Blackman as ‘keepers at the club after Petr Cech left to join Arsenal.

Deal Close to being Done

According to Sky Sport Italia, Chelsea are expected to announce the signing of Amelia on a short-term deal until the end of the season after he impressed officials during a trial.

After Chelsea’s 2-1 defeat to FC Porto in the Champions League, Mourinho was asked about the goalkeeping situation, and he confirmed that the club needed on as soon as possible and not in January.

“We need a goalkeeper now, not in January,” the Portuguese said. “Helton has a contract with Porto and would only be available in January. Then Courtois will be available.”

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Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt

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