Prospective Chelsea signing Alex has already been warned about his future at Stamford Bridge.

The Independent says in a move that will have angered the Chelsea hierarchy Mourinho is understood to have recently made clear to the player that he regards John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho as his first-choice pairing and Alex will have to take whatever opportunities he can get.

The Brazilian is arriving at Chelsea after three seasons away on-loan at PSV Eindhoven.