Chelsea consider move for Monaco winger

Lucas Ocampos (Monaco)Chelsea are considering a move for Monaco winger Lucas Ocampos, according to reports from CalcioMercato.

Despite having invested heavily in his attacking midfield options over the summer, Jose Mourinho is still believed to be keen to strengthen further in January, and has made the Argentine one of his top targets.

Ocampos only signed for the Mediterranean outfit last year, and was a big influence during their promotion winning campaign.

Even with the arrivals of top stars such as James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, the 19-year-old is still one of Claudio Ranieri’s key men.

Ocampos’ fine performances have seen him move ever closer to a first international cap and earn much praise in the French media.

Monaco will be in now rush to sell, so much depends on the teenager’s eagerness to leave, which may be high if the Ligue 1 side continue to target some of the world’s best players.

Any move would cast further doubt over the future of Juan Mata.

The Spaniard has failed to convince Mourinho of his talents, and has been excluded from the starting XI on a number of occasions already this term.

Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal are all believed to be monitoring his situation.

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