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.
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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