Jose Mourinho has reportedly asked Diego Lopez to consider joining him at Chelsea in the summer, on from their time together at Real Madrid.
The goalkeeper was signed by the Portuguese Coach in the January 2013 transfer window initially as cover for Iker Casillas, who had fractured his hand that month.
On from maintaining the former Villarreal and Sevilla man as his No 1 for the season, and subsequently seeing the ‘keeper continue to keep Casillas out of the first-team picture under Carlo Ancelotti, Mourinho is believed keen to once more sign the 32-year-old.
A Bola are running the line that the 50-year-old has already contacted Diego Lopez over a possible move to Chelsea next June, as Petr Cech and Mark Schwarzer’s respective futures at Stamford Bridge remain uncertain, whilst the Coach is described as aware of Barcelona’s interest in Thibaut Courtois, so reluctant to plan ahead exclusively with him.
Diego Lopez is believed to have responded positively to Mourinho, but indicated that he would only be willing to consider leaving Real Madrid should he lose his long-term place in the team back to Casillas.
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