Nottingham Forest goalkeeper Karl Darlow is a target for Chelsea.

The Mirror says Jose Mourinho's talent-spotters are under orders to find three or four home-grown squad men and Darlow is on the hit-list.

Darlow has had a stunning breakthrough season with Forest, also catching the eyes of Tottenham and of Liverpool.

However, the Stamford Bridge club are now hot on his trail and waiting to move once Forest's fate is known at the end of the season.

Darlow would be offered the chance to understudy Petr Cech, with Thibaut Courtois - now in his third season on loan at Atletico Madrid - set to continue his exile from the club.

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