The People says Abramovich has arranged to meet Mourinho this week to discuss a possible return to Chelsea for The Special One.
It is believed that the talks, scheduled to take place in the Mediterranean aboard the Chelsea owner’s £300million super-yacht Eclipse, would be the first face-to-face meeting between the pair to thrash out a return for Mourinho.
Abramovich is struggling to find an A-list manager to replace interim boss Rafa Benitez, with Borussia Dortmund’s Jurgen Klopp having turned down the Russian’s advances.
With Chelsea fans desperate for a Mourinho comeback – almost six years after his sacking by Abramovich – the Real Madrid boss has cranked up the pressure on Chelsea’s owner by making it clear publicly that he wants to return.
Mourinho admitted he is likely to leave Real Madrid, after their Champions League semi-final exit at the hands of Dortmund, insisting: “There are clubs in England that love me – especially one.”