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Jose Mourinho confirms Chelsea close to signing former Italy international

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Blues are looking to bring in goalkeeping depth immediately, in light of the injury to starter Thibaut Courtois. When asked about the possibility of adding Marco Amelia, as has been rumored of late, Mourinho responded with the following:

"We have Marco Amelia with us, working with us for a couple of days. He's an experienced goalkeeper, he knows what a big club is. He knows the responsibility, he's played Champions League and for his national team but hasn't played so much the past couple of years. What we need is some cover, some stability until Courtois is back. Maybe he is the guy to give us that."

Amelia won't be registered in time to be with the squad on Saturday, which means at least one more week of Jamal Blackman backing up Asmir Begovic. After that, though, it looks as if it will probably be Amelia on the Chelsea bench.

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