Rumour: Chelsea monitoring the situation of Napoli forward Jose Callejon
Chelsea are monitoring the situation of Napoli forward Jose Callejon ahead of the possibility of lodging a bid for the Spaniard this summer, report TalkSPORT.
The 27-year-old has become a central figure in Rafael Benitez’s Serie A outfit, helping them to a third place finish in the league, along with a Coppa Italia victory, although his impressive form was not enough to be included in Spain’s World Cup squad.
Putting his international disappointment to one side, Callejon has enjoyed a successful debut season in Italy following his move from Real Madrid for £8 million last summer after being cruelly deemed surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu.
However, he could now be set for a reunion with Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge with the Blues’ boss making no secret of his desire to bolster his front line due to the poor form of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba.
The Portuguese manager signed Callejon for Madrid in 2011 and the striker featured prominently during Los Blancos‘ successful La Liga campaign in 2012, before the pair both parted ways with the Spanish giants.
Although Chelsea are keen on a marquee signing in the form of Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa there is also likely to be room in Mourinho’s squad for his former charge, but the Blues are likely to have to pay significantly more than the fee Napoli shelled out for his services just a year ago.
Jose Callejon scored 15 goals and provided six assists in Serie A for Napoli last season.