Monday, 14th February 2011 

Chelsea and Manchester City look set to join the chase for Real Madrid winger Pedro Leon at the end of the season. The 24-year-old is believed to be edging closer to the Bernabeu exit door, and Chelsea made enquiries for the player on transfer deadline day.

The English duo will join AC Milan, Valencia and Villarreal in bidding for Leon according to Spanish source Cadena Ser. Leon, the subject of interest from five clubs, will have a big decision to make over where his future lies after failing to establish himself with Los Blancos under Jose Mourinho.

The Real Madrid man burst onto the scene with Getafe last season, impressing to such a degree that Florentino Perez was persuaded to splash out €10M for his signature. However, since then little has gone right for Leon.

Struggling for playing time under Mourinho, Leon was even left out of the Spanish side’s squad for their Champions League group stage trip to Auxerre, in a move which was felt to be a case of the Portuguese boss stamping his authority on a player believed to be getting carried away with his own hype.

Nevertheless, Leon looks set to be in demand, and Real Madrid will wish to make a profit on the €10M they paid to Getafe for the winger’s services.


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