The Athletic reports Chelsea are hunting for a third choice goalkeeper after Willy Caballero left Stamford Bridge following the expiry of his deal.
That leaves just Kepa Arrizabalaga and Édouard Mendy as senior stoppers on the books of the European champions.
And Chelsea have identified Bettinelli as a possible candidate to replace Caballero.
Bettinelli is a free agent having ended his long association with London rivals Fulham this month. The 29-year-old left after 15 years at Craven Cottage, following the side's relegation from the top flight. He spent last season on loan at Middlesbrough.
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