Tottenham target Carvalho handed Real Madrid time off to find new club

Ricardo Carvalho is bringing to an end his Real Madrid career.

Ricardo Carvalho is bringing to an end his Real Madrid career.

The former Chelsea defender missed the start of preseason training at Real after being granted permission by coach Jose Mourinho to sort out his future.

Carvalho has been linked with a return to London at Tottenham, while Portugal's big trio - Porto, Benfica and Sporting Lisbon - are also keen.

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