Stamford Bridge side target Nou Camp star.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in Barcelona battler Javier Mascherano according to Sports Direct News.
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The defensive midfielder has been used to great effect by Barcelona as a central defender and his ability to fill both roles has apparently attracted Jose Mourinho, who has seen his side conceded six goals in their past two Premier League fixtures.
The former Liverpool man is a regular at the Nou Camp but has been left on the bench on a number of occasions this term it would however be quite something of a coup for Mourinho to lure the Argentine back to the Premier League though perhaps the chance to move to Stamford Bridge would interest in the 29 year old.
Mourinho may feel that Mascherano would offer an improvement on his current defensively minded midfielders John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien and Ramires.
Mascherano enjoyed a successful spell at Liverpool, which followed his surprise move to West Ham, and Mourinho will hope for significant financial backing from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to help make tempting offers for any potential January acquisitions.
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