Stamford Bridge side linked with multiple Bernabeu raids.
With Jose Mourinho believed to be set for a return to Stamford Bridge to fill Chelsea’s vacant managerial post it seems from a number of reports that the Portuguese boss will look to take a player or two from the Bernabeu with him.
One would imagine that following Mourinho’s departure Iker Casillas will be reinstated as Real Madrid’s number one custodian, which could leave January signing Diego Lopez wondering what the future holds for him at the club.
Goal.com claim that Mourinho will look to bring the 31 year old to West London, perhaps with a view to the Spanish international acting as a back-up option to Petr Cech, which in turn would leave Chelsea able to loan out Thibaut Courtois for a third season at Atletico Madrid.
It’s a move that may well interest Lopez and clearly the addition of such an accomplished performer would be a significant improvement on current understudy’s Hilario and Ross Turnbull.
French source Le10sport claim that Jose Mourinho will look to raid Real Madrid for wing-back Fabio Coentrao as he sets about putting together a list of summer transfer targets ahead of his inevitable return to Chelsea.
Having battled Marcelo for a left-back berth the former Benfica man has made the most of an extended run in the first team brought on by the Brazilian’s recent run of injuries and average form and is now a first team regular.
Jose Mourinho may see the 25 year old as an alternative to Ashley Cole, has recently signed a one year contract extension though is clearly at 32 years of age in the latter stages of his career.