Agent confirms Marco Amelia will sign for Chelsea today

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…

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Chelsea gossip: Costa dropped from Spain squad but Porto star targeted

Friday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumours. Jose Mourinho has confirmed Chelsea are in the process of signing veteran Italian goalkeeper Marco Amelia as cover for current no.2 stopper Asmir Begovic, according to the Daily Star. Begovic, who moved to Stamford Bridge this summer from Stoke, is currently deputising for Thibaut Courtois, who is on the sidelines with a knee injury. Diego Costa has been dropped from Spain’s squad for their final two Euro 2016 qualifying fixtures – with Vicente Del Bosque critical of the striker’s antics against Arsenal, the…

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Chelsea fans react to Marco Amelia’s imminent arrival

Earlier this week news emerged that Italian international goalkeeper Marco Amelia was on his way to Chelsea on a short term deal to provide cover for the Asmir Begovic and the injured Thibaut Courtois. The former AC Milan stopper has most recently been playing amateur football, but will now travel to Stamford Bridge on Thursday to undergo a medical and put pen-to-paper on a deal until the end of the current campaign. But even though he is a World Cup winning goalkeeper, Blues fans couldn’t hide their confusion at the…

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Chelsea gossip: Blues close in on free agent goalkeeper and Terry reveals exit options

Wednesday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour gossip. Chelsea are set to sign former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia, 33, on a short-term basis as cover for injured first-choice Thibaut Courtois, The Guardian reports. Blues skipper John Terry, 34, has had several offers from Chinese clubs, while Turkish side Fenerbahce have stepped up their interest in the former England captain, the Daily Mirror reports. Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand believes Terry still has a lot to offer the Blues, according to the Daily Star. “Looking at a couple of…

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Chelsea hand trial to former Italian international goalkeeper Marco Amelia

Chelsea have given a trial to former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia as manager Jose Mourinho looks to bring in some experienced cover for the injured Thibaut Courtois, according to the Daily Telegraph. Courtois sustained a knee injury recently, and after undergoing surgery he is expected to be on the sidelines until December, leaving just Asmir Begovic and youngster Jamal Blackman to deputise in his absence. The Telegraph state that Mourinho has so far been pleased with the form of Begovic, who joined the club over the summer from Stoke…

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