Jose Mourinho scouting Isco or Yarmolenko?

Date published: Tuesday 13th October 2015 2:56

Jose Mourinho: Expects to stay as Chelsea boss

Jose Mourinho was at Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifer with Ukraine on Monday night prompting talk he was watching Isco and Andriy Yarmolenko.

The Chelsea boss was in attendance at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium as Spain sent Ukraine into the European Championship play-offs with a 1-0 win.

Spanish daily Marca, reports Mourinho, who watched Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas miss a penalty, was keeping tabs on Real Madrid star Isco with a view to making an enquiry about the midfielder in January.

The 23-year-old Isco played the full 90 minutes on Monday and he has been in fine form for Real this season. Los Blancos will be reluctant to allow the former Malaga midfielder to leave, but if Chelsea make a big enough offer for the player then a deal might well be struck.

Meanwhile, conflicting reports have suggested Mourinho was present to track Dynamo Kyiv winger Andriy Yarmolenko, 25.

But when the wideman was asked about Mourinho’s presence he claimed he knew nothing about any reported interest from Chelsea.

“Mourinho was at this game? I don’t know what to say, when would I know why he came,” Yarmolenko told television channel Futbol 1.

“I didn’t know that he was at the match, I was thinking about other stuff – like the important game with Spain.

“Ask him who he watched.”

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