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Amelia's agent confirms Chelsea contract

The 33-year-old, who underwent a trial, has been signed as emergency back-up to Asmir Begovic with first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sidelined with ligament damage. Marco Amelia's agent has confirmed the goalkeeper has joined Chelsea after signing a contract with the Premier League champions.

The 33-year-old is set to challenge both Asmir Begovic and Thibaut Courtois for the No.1 jersey, with the former currently deputising after the Belgian damaged ligaments in his right knee in early September.

Amelia, who has nine Italy caps to his name but has been out of football since a brief spell with Perugia in early 2015, underwent a successful trial at the club and has been rewarded with professional terms.

Chelsea have struggled so far this season, languishing to 16th place after conceding 17 goals in their opening eight games, with the former AC Milan keeper signed as emergency back-up.

After penning the terms Amelia, and representative Federico Pastorello, dined out in London to celebrate.

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