Spanish sources claim that Jose Mourinho is determined to prize his former playmaker away from the Bernabeu and bring him to the Bridge.

Mourinho has been a long-term admirer of the German international, signing him in 2010 from Stuttgart for a fee of £10m - just two months after beginning his tenure at Madrid.

It's not the first time that Khedira has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.

He seemed certain to move last summer until a long-term knee injury dashed any hopes of a transfer.