Chelsea are watching Pepe's situation at Real Madrid.

The Portugal defender's clash with Barcelona star Lionel Messi has led to a furious backlash from the public and Spanish media in recent days.

Sport says Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas is keeping tabs on the situation as he would love to bring his countryman to Stamford Bridge.

Real may decide to sell Pepe if the backlash fails to subside.