JULY 1: Mourinho and Chelsea set return date

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has AGREED to return to Chelsea on JULY 1.
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Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho has AGREED to return to Chelsea on JULY 1.

The Sun says until then both Chelsea and the outgoing Real Madrid chief will shy away from publicly confirming any deal is done.

Mourinho is still under contract at Real. But, barring any last-minute hitch, he will be back at Stamford Bridge on a £10million-a-year package.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich and Mourinho were spotted having dinner at La Famiglia restaurant in Chelsea.

Dutch star Wesley Sneijder, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan, has revealed the Portuguese coach harbours a deep love of Chelsea.

He said: “In Jose’s heart it goes his wife, his kids, then Chelsea.

“He has never made any secret about wanting to coach in England again — and when you hear him talk about Chelsea I don’t think he could coach any other team there.

“It sounds crazy, but when he talks about the Premier League and Chelsea, it’s like a kid who is telling his parents what he wants for Christmas.”

Chelsea are keen to use the big announcement to maximum effect before jetting off on their pre- season Far East tour.

 
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