Mourinho desperate for Chelsea return: Even without Champions League qualification
The Daily Express says the Portuguese is so keen to return to where he is "loved" that Chelsea's future is no longer a concern.
A source close to Blues owner Roman Abramovich, who has a verbal agreement with Mourinho that the job is his if other key factors can be agreed, revealed: "Jose would still come even if Chelsea do not finish in the top four."
Mourinho will accept not playing Champions League football next season as he has been told by Abramovich that £100m for a total rebuild of the side will be made available. But there has been no agreement yet on control over signings, or recruitment of staff.