Sunderland AFC transfers: Ex-Chelsea and Milan keeper on trial, Newcastle eye Asoro

Sunderland have taken former Chelsea and AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia on trial.

Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 10:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th September 2016, 1:48 pm
Vito Mannone

The 34-year old is a free agent after he was released by the Stamford Bridge club this summer where he spent a season as cover for Thibaut Courtois and Asmir Begovic.

Sunderland are in need of a new goalkeeper after Vito Mannone was ruled out for three months with an elbow injury.

The club failed to land a shot-stopper on deadline day, after failing to process the paperwork for Mika Domingues in time, though they have lodged an appeal regarding the potential signing of the Boavista man.

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That leaves just youngster Jordan Pickford with senior experience, and Amelia - capped nine times by Italy - would provide good support.

Amelia has had a number of clubs in recent years, and was part of Italy's 2006 World Cup-winning squad.

Elsewhere, North East rivals Newcastle United and Arsenal have been linked with a move for Sunderland starlet Joel Asoro.

The Swedish teenager has been scouted on a number of occasions as his reputation grows.

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