Luiz Felipe Scolari is facing a battle to keep Ricardo Carvalho at Chelsea.

The Sunday Express says Big Phil is embroiled in a battle with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho over Stamford Bridge defender Carvalho.

Mourinho has Carvalho who he brought to Chelsea with him from Porto on his wanted list after moving in as Inter Milan manager. Carvalho has expressed an interest in linking up with Mourinho again.

But Scolari won't want to lose a player who has proved critical to his Portugal planning when he arrives at Stamford Bridge.