We are learning to expect the unexpected when it comes to Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. Even so Mourinho’s suggestion that he could make a move for 40-year-old Javier Zanetti in the summer must still come as a bit of a surprise.

The deal to bring the Argentine to the Premier League is mooted as being a one-year playing contract with the option to continue on as a coach. 

The Bosman market is more often than not one reserved for those scrapping it out at the bottom end of the table, but Mourinho now appears to be leading the way in the acquisition of these bargain  (but ageing) players.

Given Mourinho’s apparent new short-termist approach, here are the SIX other Old Aged Players that could well follow Javier Zanetti to Chelsea.

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