Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to avoid paying a £12 million fee to bring back Jose Mourinho from Real Madrid.

The London Evening Standard says it is now likely that Chelsea won't have to pay the Spanish club compensation as they are keen to part ways. Mourinho's deal at Real has three years to run.

Mourinho is on a £12m-a-year but Chelsea will match those terms in order for the team to get back to challenging Manchester United in the Premier League.