Jose Mourinho may pay part of his compensation fee himself to quit Real Madrid for Chelsea.

The Sunday Mirror says Mourinho's advisers are this week due to hold talks with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.

They want to find a ­compromise over who will pay the compensation fee to allow Mourinho to ­return to Chelsea.

It is understood Mourinho may be willing to pay part of the £17m compensation to free himself.