Chelsea's IT department have created a scouting iPad for club owner Roman Abramovich.

The Daily Mail says Abramovich is keeping track of Chelsea's next superstar signings on a specially adapted, personalised iPad.

It means Abramovich can keep track of scouting across the world from his enormous boat Eclipse or whenever he is in the air on his Boeing 737 jet.

The system is constantly updated in a database at Stamford Bridge and Abramovich is one of only a select number of people who can access the system.

Chelsea chief Jose Mourinho believes the scouting system is the most advanced in world football - better than previous clubs Real Madrid, Porto and Inter Milan.

Thousands of players are constantly under assessment by the club's network of scouts all over the world.

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