Chelsea are chasing Real Madrid fullback Fabio Coentrao.

The People says high on Jose Mourinho's wanted list is Real Madrid left-back Coentrao. It was Mourinho who took him to the ­Bernabeu two years ago and he would cost in excess of £20million.

But Mourinho needs a long-term option to ­succeed Ashley Cole who is now 32 and will need more regular breaks from first-team action.