Jose Mourinho denies Chelsea are targeting an emergency goalkeeper

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Jose Mourinho has denied reports that Chelsea have drawn up a shortlist of goalkeepers they could sign on an emergency loan.

The Daily Mail claimed the Blues could make an emergency signing in case Asmir Begovic is injured or suspended. 

The Bosnian is currently deputising after first-choice 'keeper Thibaut Courtois was ruled out for three months following surgery on his right knee.


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Courtois' injury absence means third-choice goalkeeper Jamal Blackman is now the club's number two despite having only made one senior appearance, in a Capital One Cup defeat for Middlesborough away at Liverpool last year.

Blackman was an unused substitute in Wednesday's League Cup victory over Walsall, with Mourinho preferring Begovic's experience in the 4-1 win.

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But when asked in his press conference ahead of the trip to Newcastle United if he had considered signing another goalkeeper, Mourinho categorically denied the claims, saying he was happy with two goalkeepers.

Victor Valdes was the shock name on the supposed list which also included Porto's Helton, Inter Milan's Juan Pablo Carrizo and Atletico Madrid's Miguel Angel Moya.

The Manchester United shot-stopper has fallen out of favour with manager Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford and was earlier this season made to train with the Under-21 squad. A summer transfer to Turkish side Besiktas also fell through for the 33-year-old.

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