Marco Amelia ‘signs’ Chelsea contract

Date published: Thursday 8th October 2015 10:50

during the Audi Cup match between Manchester City and AC Milan at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2013 in Munich, Germany.

Marco Amelia’s agent Federico Pastorello says that the goalkeeper has signed a contract with Chelsea.

Pastorello posted a picture of himself and the former AC Milan stopper at dinner “celebrating the contract with Chelsea”

“Dinner with @marcoamelia to celebrate the contract with Chelsea FC !!! Good luck !!” Pastorello posted.

The 33-year-old former Italy keeper went on trial with the champions last month and is now set to put pen to paper on a short-term contract to provide cover for Asmir Begovic.

Jose Mourinho revealed last month he was keen to get some competition for Begovic with first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois out of action until December with a knee problem.

“We need a goalkeeper now, not in January,” said Mourinho in September.

Amelia made 41 appearances for Milan over a four-year period before leaving the Serie A giants in the summer of 2014.

He then joined Perugia in Serie B, but was released at the end of the campaign and is yet to find a new club.

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