Italian stopper on AVB radar - reports

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Chelsea are being linked with a move for Italian goalkeeper Marco Storari.

The Juventus stopper is being lined-up as a potential back-up for Petr Cech at Stamford Bridge, who is currently out-of-action after suffering a knee ligament damage at the start of the season.

Despite Hilario's impressive display for Chelsea in the victory over West Bromwich Albion, the Blues are thought to remain keen on further cover for the Czech international.

Reports in The Daily Mirror claim 34-year-old Storari is top of the Chelsea wanted list in the position, with the veteran boasting more than 300 domestic games in Italian league football.

Part of the World Cup winning squad in 2006, Storari has never earned a cap for Italy, but has served well as Gigi Buffon's deputy whenever the legendary keeper has been injured at the Juventus Arena.


Signed for £4 million from AC Milan in 2010, it's anticipated that Chelsea would have to pay the bianconeri more to bring the player to England in the closing days of the transfer window.

The report also claims Chelsea scouts were sent to watch the player in a reserve-tournament in Italy last weekend, and Andre Villas-Boas could offer the player a long-term deal that could see Storari end his career in England.

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