Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will run the rule over Benfica winger Lazar Markovic in Serbia's World Cup qualifier against Croatia tonight, according to reports in Portugal. 

As reported on talkSPORT, A Bola claim that 'the special one' will be present at the match to keep an eye on the talented forward who the Blues have been linked with for over a year. 

Officially, Mourinho will be in attendance to watch current Blue Branislav Ivanovic but is using the qualifier to his advantage in looking at the 19-year-old forward who only joined Benfica this summer in an £8.8m deal from Serbian side Partizan Belgrade. 

The young talisman has enjoyed a flying start to his Benfica career, scoring in each of his first two league appearances and last year's Primeira Liga runners-up will be keen to keep him away from Chelsea's sights. 

Markovic has enjoyed a promising start to his career and already has seven caps to his name with the Serbian national team, having started his career as a youth team player at Partizan back in 2006.

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