With his outstanding defensive performances this season, Aymeric Laporte who plays for Athletic Bilbao has been one of the hottest defenders in Europe.
According to Spanish rag El Correo, the Athletico Bilbao have slash a massive £35million price tag on the highly rated centre back for any club who wishes to secure his services
Chelsea are reportedly interested in the defender who Mourinho sees as a potential replacement for John Terry. Barcelona and Manchester Utd are said to also be in contention for the centre-back signature.
The player can also operate from the left – back position and is highly rated by Bilbao’s Coach Ernesto Valverde who has started the defender in all matches this season.
Chelsea might go into business with Athletic Bilbao if recent defensive displays do not go down well with Mourinho. Senior squad players have come under critiscm of Mourinho this season as a result of their poor start to the league.
A tactical player, Laporte could be in the mould to replace legend John Terry whose season might be his last for the Blues.
A blend of youth and experience would give the needed balance Mourinho desires in his quest to build a dynasty at Chelsea.