Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao looks set to leave the Spanish giants this summer, according to former Chelsea and Madrid defender Ricardo Cavalho.
Carvalho, who made the move to newly-promoted Ligue 1 side AS Moncao earlier this summer, has revealed that Coentrao spoke to him about leaving Real Madrid, after losing his place to Brazilian full-back Marcelo over the last couple of seasons.
But, despite this, Mourinho is still a keen admirer of the Portugal international defender, who has since returned to Stamford Bridge in what will be his second spell in charge.
And Carvalho, who played under Mourinho at both Chelsea and Madrid, feels that a Coentrao transfer could be imminent.
Speaking to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Carvalho confirmed that Coentrao is considering his future at the club following his recent dip in form.
The former Portugal international also believes that a move away from the Spanish giants would be best for his future, as he tries to regain first team football.
"I have the feeling that Coentrao is considering leaving Madrid, which is best for his future," Carvalho commented. "But there will always be a place for him at Real Madrid."
Mourinho brought Coentrao to Madrid in 2011, signing him from Liga Portuguesa outfit Benfica. But the versatile player, who can play at both left-back and left-wing is reportedly being lined up by Mourinho.
Mourinho is eying up a potential move for a left-back because Ashley Cole's current deal will expire at the end of next season, leaving them short of left-backs if his deal is not extended.
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