A close friend of Mourinho told The Sun: “Jose wants to go back to Chelsea. It’s where he wants to be.
“Every time Chelsea fans sing his name it makes him want to go back even more.”
Mourinho collected six trophies in three seasons with the Blues.
And while he does not expect a pay rise by going back, he needs to know if they want him.
The source added: “He’ll sign for the same money he’s on at Real, even though he’s sure he could earn more elsewhere — like City or PSG.
“Jose could even remain at Madrid but he is clear about where he’d like to go — it’s now down to if Roman Abramovich wants the same.”