Chelsea are due to wrap up the signing of former Italian international goalkeeper Marco Amelia after agreeing personal terms off the back of a successful trial, the Daily Express reports.
The ex-AC Milan stopper has been training with the club recently with the view to signing on as back up to Asmir Begovic while Thibaut Courtois is injured (via Express).
With Courtois on the sidelines, the only backup to Begovic is youngster Jamal Blackman, and Amelia will be arriving to provide more competition for the number one spot.
The World Cup winner was pictured with agent Federico Pastorello in London on Tuesday night, who wished him luck on his new deal (via Express).
Last season Amelia spent time with Italian amateur side Rocca Priora before joining Serie B outfit Perugia for a brief spell.
However, despite his lack of top flight football recently, Blues boss Jose Mourinho is delighted to have him on board.
“We have Marco Amelia with us, working with us for a couple of days,” he said last week.
“He’s an experienced goalkeeper, he knows what a big club is. He knows the responsibility, he’s played in the Champions League and for his national team but hasn’t played so much the past couple of years.
“But what we need is some cover, some stability until Courtois is back. Maybe he is the guy to give us that.”
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