The Special One will raid his former club for the Germany midfielder and offer him €4.5m-a-year after tax.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will attempt to lure Sami Khedira from old club Real Madrid by offering to double the midfielder’s salary, according to Sports Witness.
Spanish newspaper El Confidencial claimed at the weekend that Khedira had been approached by the Blues with an offer to double his yearly salary to around €4.5 million-a-year after tax with Madrid officials said to be aware of Mourinho’s interest in the player.
Although the 26-year-old was a key player under the Special One at the Bernabeu his replacement, Carlo Ancelotti, doesn’t appear to share the same view after the signing of defensive midfielder Asier Illarramendi from Real Sociedad and interest in highly-rated Sevilla star Geoffrey Kondogbia.
Doubts are now creeping in regarding Khedira’s future in the Spanish capital with the central midfield area now bloated following the arrival of Illarramendi meaning his playing time could be severely restricted with the World Cup in Brazil next year.
With that in mind rumours are escalating that the Germany international may look to continue his career elsewhere and Stamford Bridge could be his next destination should he seek regular game time ahead of the 2014 tournament.
Despite making just 19 La Liga starts last season, largely down to a series of niggling injuries, Khedira would almost certainly figure heavily at Chelsea with Mourinho back in charge in west London.
The former Stuttgart man has two-years remaining on his current deal and wouldn’t cost the Europa League winners the Earth, with El Confidencial alleging that Madrid would accept a minimum €25m fee.