Wednesday, 4th December, 2013

Jose Mourinho may be looking to use his Real Madrid experience to good effect as he eyes up Spain Under-19 international Alvaro Medran for Chelsea according to Spanish outlet Todomercato.

Medran has been making a name for himself in Real Madrid's academies and moved up the ladder to the 'C' team this year.


He capped that by helping his team win the Copa del Rey's youth edition and is deemed as one for the future under Carlo Ancelotti.

At just 19, the midfielder would become prime for Chelsea's new approach this season, with several youngsters emerging to stake their claims at Stamford Bridge.


Mourinho yesterday admitted he would not be making any moves in the winter transfer market, though that remains open to debate as the Portuguese later added.

"The market will be open for a month, so in the market you never know what can happen but I don't think so," Mourinho told a press conference yesterday.

With Chelsea possibly aiming for still more depth in the squad – given recent setbacks – Medran could prove a useful understudy to the likes of Oscar.

In addition, Kevin De Bruyne and Juan Mata appear no longer to be in Mourinho's good books, which leaves the door open for fresh faces.

Medran has been proving himself with both Spain's Under-19 side and his Real Madrid youth set-up, earning plaudits recently for a goal from beyond the halfway line against CD Laudio.

Stunning Alvaro Medran Goal

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