Saturday, 29th January 2011 

In addition to their attempts to sign Fernando Torres from Liverpool, Chelsea are working on another late bid before the transfer window closes. The Premier League club have, according to reports from Spain, made a proposal to Real Madrid to take Pedro Leon to Stamford Bridge.

The 24-year-old truly burst onto the scene with Getafe last season, having turned out for Murcia, Levante and Valladolid before then. Los Blancos were alerted to his potential and the winger was snapped up for €10M last summer – since then however little has gone right at the Bernabeu for the player.

Leon has struggled for playing time under Jose Mourinho and was even left out of the Champions League squad for the Spanish side’s group stage fixture at Auxerre in an apparent attempt by the Portuguese to stamp his authority on the youngster, who many felt was believing his own hype.

According to Cadena Ser, Chelsea are keen to take Leon and contacted Real Madrid yesterday to make a proposal to the Spanish giants. While much is still expected of the highly rated winger, it remains to be seen whether Mourinho will wish to keep him at the Bernabeu.


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