Five facts on Chelsea's Spanish U21 target Alvaro Medran

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Chelsea are reportedly looking at Spain Under-21 and Real Madrid midfielder Alvaro Medran, but who exactly is he?

According to reports in Italy, Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunion with talented midfielder Alvaro Medran as Chelsea ready for a January swoop to land the player.

Although he is a regular in Zinedine Zidane's Castilla side, not many supporters will be too familiar with the talented 20-year-old despite briefly cutting his teeth with the Real Madrid first team.

Here are five facts on the midfielder who may be on the move to London in less than two months:

1) Born in Dos Torres, Province of Cordoba, Medran was a late-bloomer and played youth team football until getting his chance to join Real Madrid's exceptional youth set-up in 2011, aged 17. 

2) When asked to describe himself for, he commented: ''I am a midfielder who organises play and has a good shot.''

The website adds: 'A right-footed central midfielder who stands out for his defensive balance and intelligence in attacking play. He is also a technically gifted player who can use both feet. 

'His vision and quality allow him to link up well with his teammates. He is a very complete central midfielder and has a powerful engine which can be seen when doing defensive work.'

3) The 20-year-old made his Real Madrid first team - and La Liga - debut on 18 October 2014. He replaced former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric in the 79th minute of 5-0 away win against Levante

4) Although he has made his Spain Under-21 debut, he will quickly want to forget the event as a dominant Belgium side stormed to a resounding 4-1 victory, leaving Medran and Co with their tail between their legs.

5) Despite only making a handful of appearances for Real Madrid's first-team, the young midfielder has already become viral because of a decision he made to snub a pass to Cristiano Ronaldo in search of his first senior team goal. 

The former Manchester United attacker was clearly disgruntled as voiced his frustrations at the youngster for not teeing him up for a simple goal. 

Real Madrid won the game 5-1, and Ronaldo had already got himself on the scoresheet, so few will blame the Chelsea target for having a go at goal. 

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