The former Chelsea and FC Porto defender Ricardo Carvalho may be out of his way at the Spanish club Real Madrid after being linked heavily with the Italian club AC Milan in the last few weeks. The 34-year-old defender joined the Spanish club Real Madrid in a £ 5 million deal only a few seasons ago.

This move reunited him with his former manager José Mourinho. However, he has been unable to figure in the first-team plans of the Portuguese manager this time around due to a number of issues. He has suffered a lot of injuries in recent times, while Sergio Ramos has also started playing as a central defender.

This has limited the opportunities in the first-team for Carvalho, who has grown frustrated of being a substitute. He was heavily linked with a season long loan deal to the Premier league club QPR only for the move to fall through at the final stage. Now, he has been linked with the Italian club AC Milan, who was in desperate need of a high profile and experienced defender. The departure of Thiago Silva to the French club Paris St Germain in the summer has compounded the defensive problems for the club, who are struggling to make it into the Champions League next season.

Hence, they will be making a move for the Real Madrid defender due to the fact that he is now available. Selling the 34-year-old will also represent a good move from the Spanish club because he is one of the high earners at the club with wages of around € 5 million per year. The player has not yet commented about the possibility of moving from Real Madrid. Carvalho has won all the major titles in the world including the Champions league with his former club FC Porto.