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.
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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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