Italian goalkeeper considering West Brom

Italian international goalkeeper Marco Amelia could be on his way to West Bromwich Albion after his agent admitted there were talks.

AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Amelia could be open to a move to West Bromwich Albion having become something of a forgotten figure at San Siro.

The 32-year-old was part of the Italy squad that won the World Cup in 2006 although he was very much behind Gigi Buffon in the pecking order of Marcello Lippi's squad.

Amelia made his name at small Tuscan side Livorno and gained respect from the Italian football world with his excellent saves for a relegation-threatened side.

In the summer of 2010, the towering shot-stopper arrived at AC Milan on loan from Genoa, which turned into a permanent deal a year later.

But Amelia has never been a regular starter for the Rossoneri and has spent much of his time watching Christian Abbiati wear the gloves.

After just 29 appearances in four years, Amelia is ready to move on and reports in Italy have suggested that he may be keen on a move to England.

"Are West Brom chasing the lad? There is something," agent Franco Zavaglia declared on Sportitalia's Speciale Calciomercato.

"He could do well in England. We will have to see how the situation develops."

However, there's a cautionary tale for Amelia in the fate of compatriot Emiliano Viviano, who left Palermo for Arsenal on loan but spent the whole of last season on the bench.

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