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Abramovich has long-term plan to bring Real Madrid coach Mourinho back to Chelsea

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich DOES have plans to bring Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge. The Telegraph says it is understood that Abramovich may offer Turkey coach Guus Hiddink only an initial 12-month contract - opening the way for another manager to take over next summer with the Dutchman moving to a role as director of football.

The expectation from sources close to Abramovich is that the idea of bringing Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge is growing on the Russian billionaire.

It seems impossible that Mourinho can leave Real Madrid right now - although there are suggestions that he has a €25million (£22.3 million) release clause in his contract - especially as he wants to stay in Spain for one more campaign, having seen off the club's former director general, Jorge Valdano.

Informal discussions have taken place between Mourinho's camp and Abramovich's close associates but no offer has been made and it has not gone as far as talking about a return.

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