Mourinho looking to raid former club for defender

The Spaniard has been a consistent performer for the Blues in recent seasons

According to reports in Spain, new Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to raid his former employers Chelsea for versatile full-back Cesar Azpilicueta.

The Spain international, who can play right-back or left-back, has emerged as a surprise target for the Old Trafford club, despite being contracted to Chelsea until 2019.

Spanish newspaper AS suggest that incoming Blues’ boss Antonio Conte has told the club to listen to offers in the region of £11.8 million for the 26-year old.

However, if United are to sign Azpilicueta they must fight off competition from Paris Saint-Germain, Athletic Bilbao and, surprisingly, Barcelona.

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