Chelsea and Manchester United have embarked on a transfer battle for Claudio Gabriel Nancufil, fondly known as the Snow Messi.

The Mirror reports that at eight years old, the player is also being tracked by Real Madrid, Barcelona, AC Milan and Atletico Madrid who hope to complete a deal for the prodigal child as soon as possible.

He is reported to have amazing skills and excellent ball retention capability, which has been widely endorsed by everyone who has seen him play. Destined to be the next Messi, he plays for a junior club in Bariloche, Argentina which is in the foothills of the Andes.

His parents are well aware of his skills and have already hired an agency which will oversee his move to Europe. The BBC are reportedly planning to use him for a documentary on Messi, which is a good indication of the talent imbued in the youngster.

Meanwhile, Jamie Redknapp believes that Jose Mourinho needs to settle on a starting eleven soon or will risk not allowing his side to settle. Chelsea are currently fourth in the league, behind Arsenal, Liverpool and Southampton and need a good run of results to pull themselves back into the top.

Mourinho has been experimenting with his line-up which has had an effect on the overall balance, something which he cannot afford at this point.

"For Chelsea and Mourinho, however, it's about settling on a preferred line-up. Of course, with all the games teams have to play these days - not to mention the strength in depth Chelsea have - there has to be an element of rotation," Redknapp told Sky Sports.

"But I'd like Mourinho to say to his side after a disappointing performance 'that wasn't good enough', keep the same team and send them out there again in the next game to prove they can do it.

"Chopping and changing the side hasn't helped the players build understanding and familiarity on the pitch, which is so important. The one player Mourinho has come out and publicly backed has been Oscar and as a result he's been their best player this season.

"That's an example of one of Mourinho's best attributes: extracting the best out of players who believe in him. But he's also ruffled a few feathers so far in his second stint, with Mata, in particular, losing out," he concluded.