Chelsea face battle for German ace

Sami Khedira (Real Madrid)Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head with Paris Saint-Germain in the race for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira, according to reports from the Daily Star.

New Blues chief Jose Mourinho coached the German international during his time at the Bernabeu and is believed to be keen to bring him to west London.

The 26-year-old is facing an uncertain future in Spain, with new coach Carlo Ancelotti having already drafted in the highly rated Asier Illaramendi to add to his talented midfield ranks.

With ‘The Special One’ having left the club over the summer on questionable terms, Real are far from keen to do business with him, but they may listen to significant bids from the Stamford Bridge side.

PSG are also keen, but despite their financial clout, they may be unable to compete with the lure of Mourinho and the Premier League.

Chelsea are also keen on Khedira’s team-mate Diego Lopez.

The goalkeeper saw a lot of first-team action under Mourinho last season, often being chose ahead Iker Casillas after a public dispute between player and manager

Despite having already signed Mark Schwarzer to support Petr Cech, the Blues are thought to be keen on the 31-year-old who was particularly impressive during Real’s Champions League triumph over Manchester United last term.

Could the addition of Sami Khedira push Chelsea ahead of the Manchester clubs in the race for the title?

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