posted on Feb, 2 2005 @ 02:25 PM
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he may have uncovered a potential star of the future, but it could spark a row with his Norwegian club side.
Mourinho has said that he has found a young Nigerian who could turn out to be a great performer one day. The Portuguese boss says that he is looking
forward to seeing how the player develops but thinks they have struck gold.
"Our scouting department has found a lad of 17 who is training with me, seems like a mature man and a player with a lot of experience," said Mourinho.
"He's Nigerian, plays in Norway and next season he will work with me and play in the reserve league.
"If he grows the way I predict, we've found gold."
However, with the player still being attached to a club in Norway, Chelsea could find themselves in a battle for his signature. Norwegian side Lyn
claim that Mourinho is talking about their midfielder John Obi Mikel, and they say they have had no contact from Stamford Bridge officials.