Khedira had been strongly linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the summer, however a long-term knee injury dashed any hopes of Mourinho signing his former player.

The German international is said to be keen on a move away from the Bernabeu, and Chelsea would appear to be an ideal fit for the man who labelled himself as "one of Mourinho’s disciples."

Khedira has had limited opportunities to impress German coach Jurgen Klinsmann this season and his 15 appearances in all competitions won't help his chances of making the 2014 World Cup squad.