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Chelsea plot signing of Real Madrid wide-man to replace underperforming star

Blues set sights on big-name Bernabeu raid.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could make a raid on his old club Real Madrid in the January transfer window, with Daniel Carvajal eyed up as potential replacement for Branislav Ivanovic.

The Spanish international no longer looks guaranteed a starting spot in the Spanish capital this term, with new signing Danilo now ahead of him in the pecking order, according to Tutto Mercato Web.

Carvajal has been a big player for Real in recent times, however, and is certainly a good enough player to fix Chelsea’s issues at right-back this season, with Ivanovic looking past his best.

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Cesar Azpilicueta has also filled in on the right this year, but Carvajal arguably looks an upgrade on his fellow Spaniard, who is better suited to playing left-back.

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