. In the wake of Jose Mourinho rubbishing the Helton Arruda links, former professional goalkeeper Marco Amelia has apparently been invited to Stamford Bridge on trial, according to reports from the English media.
Thibaut Courtois has been sidelined with a knee injury and the club statement claimed that he would not be available for selection at least until the turn of the year. Despite his understudy in Asmir Begovic putting on a show, the Portuguese manager reportedly wants to bring in a custodian with the view of escaping the crisis that could set in the event of the Bosnian facing a suspension.
Chelsea FC youth product Jamal Blackman is the only other senior goalkeeper in the squad and his presence would block any emergency loan move. However, the Premier League champions could not quite rely on a ‘keeper, who has hitherto only made one senior appearance and that is when free agents come in handy.
The Stamford Bridge outfit can complete the signing of the former AC Milan goalkeeper immediately given the fact that no club could stake a claim to the player as of now. In the event of the Italian shot-stopper impressing during the trials, Chelsea FC will end up replacing a legend in Petr Cech with a World Cup winner.
Marco Amelia, despite getting plenty of offers from many a Italian club, opted to play for amateur side Rocca Priora in 2014 stating that money had never been his motive and Chelsea FC supporters would love to welcome a player of this ilk.