Real Madrid move for Chelsea stopper Carvalho

Real Madrid are ready to bid for Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho.

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The News of the World says the defender, 29, is one of those said to have been most affected by the departure of Jose Mourinho.

He had a close relationship with the Blues' former manager, after patching up their friendship following a row a couple of seasons ago.

Mourinho persuaded him to sign a five-year deal towards the end of last season - a contract that would see him end his career in the Premier League. But with his mentor gone, Carvalho could be open to a move and Real are getting ready to test Chelsea's resolve.

The length of the player's contract means the Spanish giants will have to put in a serious offer to tempt the Londoners into selling.

And that would probably mean a figure in the region of £10million.

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