Chelsea scouts track Yellow Submarine midfielder - reports

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Chelsea are being linked with a move for Villarreal midfielder Borja Valero.

Cadena Ser reports that Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas has taken a keen interest in the playmaker, dispatching scouts to monitor the player's progress ahead of a possible January move.

The 26-year-old endured an unsuccessful spell in England back in 2008, joining West Bromwich Albion before spending time on loan at Real Mallorca and the Yellow Submarine.

He completed a permanent move to El Madrigal at the end of last season, but Chelsea are interested in giving the former Real Madrid academy graduate a second chance in England.

It's suggested that the former Porto boss sees Valero as another option in the advanced midfield position, potentially working to create chances for compatriots Fernando Torres and Juan Mata at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea look to continue their new attacking philosophy under Villas-Boas.

Whilst defence has predominantly been an issue of concern for the west London outfit this season, AVB continues to be linked with attacking talents, and the Chelsea boss appears set to stick to his guns whilst looking to spend Roman Abramovich's cash in the transfer window.

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