Chelsea take former AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on trial

Published Add your comment

Football News

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.


Do you have what it takes? Sign up today and send over your 250 word test article:

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. 

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.

Is the decision to bring in another goalkeeper the right call by Jose Mourinho? Have your say in the comments section below!

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again