Football

.

Chelsea still keen on Real Madrid defender addition

Published 11 Comments

Fabio Coentrao has once again been linked with a move to Chelsea.

Spanish publication Marca claims the Blues are still interested in bringing the Portuguese international to Stamford Bridge, having pursued the player in the past.

Coentrao still has four-years left on his current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, but is reportedly considering his future in La Liga for a number of reasons.

The paper claims injuries and an inability to connect with fans are two of the reason, along with difficulties settling in the the Spanish capital and the weight of expectation following a €30 million from Benfica.

Interest in Gareth Bale could also influence a decision on Coentrao's future, according to Marca, and a spell in west London is a possibility.

With England international Ashley Cole set to leave Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, Coentrao would represent a direct replacement at left back for Chelsea.

However, the Blues' summer situation is unclear with regards to management and transfers, with interim boss Rafa Benitez unsure if he'll still be in charge of the club when the season finishes.

The paper claims Coentrao will consider his options at the end of the campaign, which means it could be a different Chelsea manager who will have the final say on any potential move.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms

Topics:
Football
Chelsea
Premier League

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author

DISCLAIMER

This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again