Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is monitoring Karim Benzema's deteriorating situation at Real Madrid. With the boo-boys on his back, Benzema is edging closer to a January departure from the Santiago Bernabeu.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is ready to pounce for the France striker, but A Bola says Mourinho is also keen.

Mourinho sees Benzema as an alternative to Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney, who now appears committed to Old Trafford.

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