Chelsea transfer news: Argentina left back Marcos Rojo linked with move to Stamford Bridge

Portuguese media reports Jose Mourinho interested in 24-year-old

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Chelsea are interested in signing Argentina and Sporting Lisbon left back Marcos Rojo, according to reports in Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo report the 24-year-old could be available for around €15m, but Chelsea may face a fight with Liverpool and Barcelona both said to be interested.

After losing Ashley Cole to Roma and with Ryan Bertrand out of favour under Jose Mourinho and expected to leave, the Blues are searching for a new first choice left back.

Last season Mourinho frequently played Cesar Azpilicueta on the left, but a new player is deseperately needed at the position.

Chelsea's first choice target is Ateltico Madrid defender Filipe Luis, but the Spanish champions are playing hardball over the fee for the Brazilian defender.

Rojo has had an impressive World Cup and O Jogo believe Sporting could be ready to cash in while he is hot property.