Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is considering a potential loan-move for Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao once the January transfer window opens, with the possibility of making it permanent in the Summer.
Despite Mourinho having one of the best left-backs in the world at his disposal, continous injuries to Ashley Cole has got The Blues boss worrying about his future and has made him think about finding a short-term replacement.
As for Coentrao, he rarely gets a game for Real Madrid these days and was close to making a Summer move away from the Bernabeu with both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur interested in his services.
Mourinho’s idea is to capture the 25-year-old on a loan deal at first, before potentially making it permanent after the left-back has experienced English football.
However, it is believed that Chelsea’s main defensive target is Southampton’s Luke Shaw, which they may pursue in the Summer.
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles