Real Madrid could look to raid Chelsea this summer for midfielder Jon Obi Mikel, according to some media reports.
Tuttomercatoweb claims Los Blancos are planning for life after Sami Khedira with the German set to leave the club at the end of his contract. And Carlo Ancelotti is keen to add some experience to his midfield, and sees Mikel as a like-for-like replacement.
The Nigerian midfielder has spent nine seasons at Stamford Bridge since moving from Lyn Oslo as a youngster. During his time with the Blues, he has won the Champions League, Europe League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
But he’s fallen out of favour this year under Jose Mourinho and has made only 14 starts. He’s also be plagued by injuries and lost his place to other more established stars.
A switch to the Santiago Bernabeu could appeal to Mikel, who played under Carlo Ancelotti when the Italian was in charge of the west London club for two seasons.
Even if a move for Mikel doesn’t materialise, Los Blancos will be on the lookout for a midfielder. Khedira has been linked to a number of sides, including FA Cup holders Arsenal, along with Bayern Munich, Fiorentina and Manchester United.