Chelsea's Portugal international Ricardo Carvalho appears to be heading to Real Madrid after revealing that an agreement is in place that will allow him to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.
Real are currently coached by Jose Mourinho who brought Carvalho to Stamford Bridge in 2004 after the pair had won the Champions League together at FC Porto.
Carvalho was linked with a move to Inter Milan during Mourinho's two years in charge at the San Siro and has been quoted in AS as saying: "If there was a possibility to sign for Madrid, I would go there right now swimming or running.
"Chelsea have a commitment with me to let me go this summer, for reasons which those responsible at the club and I know.
"It would be a dream to be able to play for Madrid, which for me is the best club in the world, and to do so under the orders of the best coach in the history of football.
"With Mourinho I experienced two marvellous periods at Porto and Chelsea. To have the opportunity to win another Champions League with him at Real Madrid would be something tremendous.
"I find myself in the best moment of my career, because physically I am at the top and moreover I have a great experience.
"I spent six spectacular years at Chelsea and I had the opportunity to experience a glorious period of this club, but I repeat that to sign for Madrid would be a dream.
"I'm very grateful to Roman Abramovich for signing me and making me part of the Chelsea project for six years. He was a very important person for English football and Chelsea, who became one of the best teams in the world."