Mourinho must choose Real Madrid's Khedira over Xabi for Chelsea

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho may be forced to ditch plans of bringing Xabi Alonso with him to Chelsea.

The Mail on Sunday says Xabi is a favourite of the Real coach but, at 31, he is unlikely to fit Chelsea's criteria for signing younger players with re-sale potential.

Club policy is not to offer more than one-year deals to players over 30 and Xabi would expect a three-year deal at least, meaning Mourinho might have to fall back on alternatives like Alonso's 26-year-old midfield partner at Madrid, Sami Khedira.

 
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