Atletico Madrida s Diego Godin has established himself as one of the best defenders of world football in last couple of years and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is eager to sign him as a long term successor of club legend John Terry.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking for a long term successor of captain John Terry as the club legend is widely expected hang his boots sooner or later. Real Madrid youngster Raphael Varane is the top target of Jose Mourinho but the Los Blancos are highly unlikely to grant the sale of one of their most promising youngster.

Diego Godin, 29, has formed an excellent partnership with Miranda in the heart of Atletico Madrida s defence as they are regarded as the backbone of current Rojiblancosa squad.

Diego Simeone considers Diego Godin as an indispensible member of his starting XI but recent reports have linked the Uruguay international with a move away from the club.

Manchester United was the first club to register an interest in Diego Goding and now, considering the potential difficulties in getting Raphael Varane, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is keeping an eye on the Atletico Madrid defender.

Chelsea are almost certain to win the Premier League now but Jose Mourinho wants to add some more depth to his squad and believes that Diego Godin is a safe bet.

However, if Chelsea want to have any realictic chance of getting their man, they will have to shell out huge money as Atletico Madrid are not interested in selling Diego Godin.

Meanwhile, reports coming from England and Spain have also confirmed the interest of Chelsea in Diego Godin.

The Mirror has claimed it today that Chelsea are considering turning to Diego Godin in their search for a new central defender. The Blues are on course to win the Premier League but Jose Mourinho is determined to strengthen his defence to boost Chelseaa s hopes of conquering Europe again.