Everyone is expecting that Jose Mourinho will be returning to Chelsea after negotiating his release from Real Madrid and we’re already inundated with transfer rumours as the media speculate over summer signings.
Rafael Benitez did mention that his successor will have plenty of money to spend, about £100 million, but will Mourinho want to bring any players from the Spanish capital with him?
We keep hearing that he’s keen on Sami Khedira and there has been the unrealistic links to Cristiano Ronaldo, who has reportedly fallen out with Mourinho along with the majority of the squad at the Santiago Bernabeu. Fabio Coentrao was more recently linked with a transfer to Chelsea, only he doesn’t believe he’s wanted in Madrid and could be leaving which has added weight to the rumour.
The 25-year-old has managed only 16 league appearances over the campaign (30 in total) and said:
“From the first day I do not think I was wanted here.
“Today it seems that everyone wants me to leave the club. I do not know what I have done wrong.
“We must find a solution that is good for both the club and myself, so that no one will lose out.”
He also refused to rule out linking back up with Mourinho in future:
“When I leave, I do not close the door to anyone.”
If Chelsea’s interest was genuine then this would be music to their ears as they were pipped to Coentrao by Real Madrid when they first attempted to sign the left-back from Benfica in 2011.
Coentrao can play on the wing and can even fill in as a central midfield but if we was to sign him then it would definitely be for his abilities as a fullback. He’s very quick and good going forward, but are the club really looking to sign another player in that position after offering Ashley Cole mega money (too much money) to stay for another year?
I don’t doubt that Coentrao may leave Madrid but I would be surprised if he was to arrive at Chelsea before we have decided what to do with Ryan Bertrand and Patrick van Aanholt, whilst Luke Shaw is on our radar and I’m confident we will make a move for him if someone forces us into one. Although Cole did not have a great season, it always seemed as though goals were being conceded from his side and he offers nothing going forward these days, just cuts in and ends up playing it backwards or losing the ball.
Source: The Metro