It seems Chelsea's mass exodus of players is set to continue after their veteran defender Ricardo Carvalho issued a "come and get me" plea to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old Portuguese centre-back told in his latest interview that he was ready to move to the Bernabeau if his former boss Jose Mourinho came calling for his services. The extent of his desperation to reunite with his former Chelsea and FC Porto boss was clear as the Blues' first-choice defender told told AS "If there was a possibility to sign with Real Madrid, I would go there right now swimming or running."
Carvalho has enjoyed success under Mourinho at both Porto, where he won the 2004 Champions League, and Chelsea, where the Portuguese defender won the 2005 and 2006 Premier League titles.
He fell down the pecking order under new boss Ancelotti, who used Alex more frequently and that might be the reason for Carvalho's decision to force his way out of Stamford Bridge.
In this slideshow, we will look into the prospective players who could replace Chelsea's dependable centre-back of six years.