Mourinho to return for former stars.
New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is set to return to Real Madrid with £42 million in his back pocket ready to spend on duo Sami Khedira and Alvaro Morata.
CaughtOffside understands that Mourinho had already spelled out his desire to bring the German international Khedira with him to Stamford Bridge this summer before he’d been announced as the manager of the west London outfit and has now told owner Roman Abramovic to open the chequebook and splash out on him.
The 26-year-old has figured consistently in the manager’s plans since making the switch from Stuttgart after the World Cup in 2010. Many scratched their heads at the time, fearing that limited game time could mean that he wouldn’t make the most out of his potential.
However, three years later and he’s made 126 appearances for Los Blancos.
Chelsea are thought to be keen on adding a touch of class to the midfield, not that they lack any, but with Frank Lampard now finally entering his final year at the club, Mourinho want’s a player in the middle with a calm head and a self assuredness to keep the ball and use it wisely.
His vision and range of passing could be crucial in adding a few more onto the ‘goals scored’ tally and any new striker would surely relish latching onto the end of his passes.