Marco Amelia has revealed secret talks with Jose Mourinho before his move to Chelsea.
The 33-year-old, who was a target for Arsenal in the summer, joined the Premier League champions on a free transfer earlier this month.
And Amelia was thrilled to be offered a contract until the end of the season.
As quoted on the Daily Express website, he said: “I am a lucky man because after the injury to Thibaut Courtois, I sent a message to Jose Mourinho’s staff to ask if they need a goalkeeper.
“And he (Mourinho) called me and said, ‘Marco, come here and train with us and then we will decide about you’.
“Then the club called to give me a contract so now I am staying here and I am very happy.” Ex