‘Mou’ worked with France international during his three years in the Spanish capital.
Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho wants to sign unsettled Real Madrid front man Karim Benzema when the transfer window reopens once again for business for the year in January, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The west London club are currently in the middle of something of a striking crisis, with Spain international Fernando Torres out of action for three weeks after suffering knee-ligament damage playing against Steaua Bucharest in the Uefa Champions League on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, veteran Cameroon international Samuel Eto’o only arrived at Stamford Bridge late on in the summer transfer window and so is still to find his feet, or the back of net for that matter, for his new club, while Senegalese striker Demba Ba is out of favour with returning Blues head coach Jose Mourinho and powerful Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku has been shipped out to spend a season-long loan spell with Everton.
All of which has left the self-styled ‘Special One’ with a major shortage of goals so far this campaign from his collection of attackers, with the Portuguese said to now be targeting an end-of-year swoop for Madrid striker Benzema, whose contract at the Santiago Bernabeu runs only until June 2015 and could be available to buy in January after struggling badly for goals himself for los Blancos since the start of the season.