Chelsea hot on Chilean
By Graeme Bailey & Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Chelsea interest in Chilean winger Matias Fernandez has been confirmed.
Chelsea scout Jorge Alvial has confirmed that the English champions are tracking Chilean winger Matias Fernandez.
The 20-year-old currently plies his trade for Chilean giants Colo-Colo, but he is not expected to remain with them for much longer.
The Argentine-born wide-man almost joined Villarreal earlier this year, but the move failed to materialise.
Now, Chelsea's main man in South America Alvial, who is also from Chile, has confirmed their interest in the man many regard as one of the best young players in the world.
Fernandez is not likely to come cheap, with reports suggesting it may take up to £6 million to land him - but that is unlikely to deter Chelsea, or any other suitors given his ability.
Alvial admits Fernandez is interesting Jose Mourinho's side.
"Fernandez has a lot of talent and we are following his progress," Alvial stated in the Chilean media.
"We will study him as both a person and a player and find out what we want to know.
"He is a lad with a lot of talent. He has impeccable mental discipline, is mature and is always looking to get forward and attack.
"I believe he could adapt and triumph in any country."