Chelsea take former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on trial

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Jose Mourinho may have found a solution to his goalkeeper shortage at Stamford Bridge. 

Asmir Begovic is the only experienced keeper available to Chelsea following the injury to Thibaut Courtois - Jamal Blackman has deputised for the Bosnian stopper but is yet to make an appearance for the Blues.

According to Sky Sports, the champions have taken former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on trial with the view to offering him a contract.


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Amelia left AC Milan in the summer of 2014 after making 41 appearances in a four-year spell at the San Siro - he has since spent time with amateur club Rocca Priora and Perugia.

He failed to make an appearance for Perugia in his short time with the club and has been a free agent ever since. 

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Courtois will be out of action until mid-November following surgery on his right knee and a short-term deal could be in place for the 33-year-old former Italian international to warm the substitutes bench.

It will come as a blow to young goalkeeper Blackman who would have hoped Mourinho had trust in him - if needs be. 

However, the Blues have also been linked with a move for Manchester United misfit Victor Valdes, so he would have expected a new arrival.

Begovic has performed well in the absence of Courtois despite Chelsea's poor start to the season and will be hoping to improve even further and give his manager a selection headache come November.

Although, regardless of how well the Bosnian performs it is unlikely he will be able to keep the Belgian stopper out of the starting line-up.

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