• Amelia to come in as short-term cover for Asmir Begovic
• 33-year-old was part of Italy’s 2006 World Cup-winning squad
Chelsea are expected to sign the former Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a short-term basis as they seek experienced cover for their injured first-choice, Thibaut Courtois.
The Belgium No1 will be absent until December after damaging the meniscus in his right knee, an injury which required surgery in Barcelona this month, and that has left the summer signing Asmir Begovic as the only senior goalkeeper in Chelsea’s squad. Jamal Blackman, 21, is acting as back-up with the youngsters Mitchell Beeney and Bradley Collins also spending time in the first-team set-up as cover.
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