Fabio Coentrao could follow Jose Mourinho out of Real Madrid to Chelsea after revealing that he is unsatisfied with life at the Bernabeu.
The Portuguese international has been in and out of Real's first eleven all season as his form has deviated, but the 25-year-old reportedly maintains a good working relationship with Mourinho.
'The Special One' seems destined to return to Stamford Bridge this summer after the Spanish giants confirmed his departure last week, and Marca suggest his compatriot Coentrao will be his first signing upon his arrival, with the publication suggesting a fee of €18 million enough to convince Real into selling.
Coentrao, who operates at both left back and in midfield, has himself as fuelled speculation that he will be part of a clear out at the club this summer, indicating that he will more than happy to move on in the coming months.
"From the first day I do not think I was wanted here," the Portuguese international told O Jogo.
"Today it seems that everyone wants me to leave the club. I do not know what I have done wrong. We must find a solution that is good for both the club and myself, so that no one will lose out.
"If I leave Real Madrid, I do not close the door to anyone."
In addition to Coentrao, his Real Madrid teammate Sami Khedira has also been linked with a move to Chelsea. Another of the few players who enjoyed a close relationship with Mourinho at the Bernabeu, Germany international Khedira is reportedly high on the Portuguese manager's wish list, believing him to be the man to shield Chelsea's back four when he completes his return to southwest London.
Although Michael Essien is likely to return to the Blues after a season on loan with Mourinho's Madrid, the 30-year-old susceptibility to injury will likely call for further reinforcements.
Coentrao and Khedira could be two of a number of names to leave the club this summer after Real's dismal domestic campaign. With two games of the season remaining, Los Blancos lie 13 points behind champions Barcelona after a miserable season which culminated in a Copa del Rey final defeat to city rivals Atletico Madrid last week.
While the club remain linked with typically extravagant moves for the likes of Gareth Bale, Neymar and Arturo Vidal, Raul Albiol, Gonzalo Higuain and Kaka are names likely to move on from the Bernabeu this summer.