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Former Chelsea player and manager assistant Ray Wilkins spoke about Jose Mourinho’s impending at arrival at Manchester United and he told Sky Sports News HQ: “Its important for him to hit the ground running with a different style of football, I think jose will want to play possession ball but he will be far more progressive in the movement of the ball.”

Then Wilkins added: “Manchester United used to do 50 passes and go nowhere but get it forward in a speedier fashion.”

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Former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Josè Mourinho: “I think it is a good wedding with United because Mourinho knows the Premier League really well. He is one of the best coaches in the world and Manchester United at this moment need someone who can improve what they did in the last two years with Louis van Gaal.”

“I have a good relationship with Mourinho. In the past we had some discussion through newspapers. But I still have a good relationship. I’m not saying we talked every day but sometimes we sent regards through our mutual friends.” 

He added: “I was close  to Manchester United before I went to Real Madrid in 2013. I had the chat with Ferguson and at the end I had already given my word to Real Madrid. I have said my experience of Real Madrid is that I would like to come back to England. But I had the possibility to sign for Bayern.” 

When asked about van Gaal’s experience at Old Trafford, Ancelotti replied: “There are different opinions about the job of Van Gaal, no? My opinion is that he arrived in a moment when he needed to rebuild a team after Rio Ferdinand, after Scholes, after Giggs, after Ferguson and it takes time.”



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Juventus are willing to keep Alvaro Morata for next season, despite Real Madrid could re-sign the 23-year-old for £24m.

The Spain giants are reportedly ready to buy Morata, but Juventus will try to persuade the striker to snub a transfer.

Italy international Simone Zaza is expected to be eager to leave the club if Morata is sold to Real Madrid, according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport.

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Former Chelsea hitman Romelu Lukaku wants to come back to Stamford Bridge this summer, according to ESPN.

It is understood the 23-year-old has already decided where he will play in the next season and is a well-known Chelsea fan, then the Belgium international is expected to be eager to return to Stamford Bridge after three years.

Several clubs, including Manchester United, have been heavily linked with a bid for Lukaku, but also incoming Chelsea manager Antonio Conte reportedly wants him to revamp the attack.


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Jose Mourinho has been spotted with notes that appear to be about his upcoming court appearance over claims Chelsea‘s club doctor, Eva Carneiro, was discriminated against at work by him.

It was thought that the former Chelsea manager would be meeting with Manchester United higher-ups today, as he is likely to be announced as Louis van Gaal‘s replacement soon. However, it now appears today he went to meet with lawyers about the discrimination case after he was spotted carrying notes.


On a piece of paper with a title referring to the employment tribunal, it was written ‘I have never heard this allegation before’.

Not much of the manager’s writing is visible, but the phrases ‘not true’ and ‘fantasy’ are both viable lower down the page.


The Daily Mail reports that United hope to announce Mourinho as the club’s new manager as soon on Wednesday.

Chelsea’s former doctor, Carneiro, spent five hours in a private hearing in Croydon in March, with the doctor seeking ‘substantial damages’ from Chelsea. The case is set to continue on the 6th of June.

Asked if a settlement had been reached afterwards, she shook her head, while her legal team refused to comment.

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With Jose Mourinho‘s deal at Manchester United all but complete, rumours are now circulating on the possible transfers he will be looking at.

The Daily Mail suggests that Jose Mourinho will be using the £200m given to him in transfer funds to sign Chelsea holding-midfielder Nemanja Matic.

Despite Matic having a poor season last year, Jose Mourinho has spent enough time with Matic to see what he is capable of on the field.

It is unsure whether incoming Chelsea boss Antonio Conte will have Matic in his plans at Stamford Bridge.

However, during a spell Mourinho had at Chelsea he felt that Spanish international Juan Mata, Chelsea‘s past player of the season, wasn’t good enough to play for his team. Now, Mourinho could go to United and opt to let Mata go, in part of an exchange deal for Matic.

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Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir Begovic spoke about John Terry after the captain signed a new deal to stay at Stamford Bridge one more year.

Begovic believes the one-year contract offered to Terry is a good move by the club and told Sky Sports News HQ: “It’s very important. John’s a legend and always will be, and is a great person to have around.”

“He has presence, and we will look forward to having him around the dressing room next season.”

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Crystal Palace are weighing up a move for Shanghai Shenhua striker Demba Ba, according to France Football.

It is understood West Brom and West Ham are also considering a move for the former Chelsea and Newcastle forward,

Ba has two years left on his contract and his ownership is esteemed around £9m and is expected to be eager to come back to the Premier League as he said last summer: “The way I left Chelsea was not ideal but that’s life.”

“I am still young and I believe I have another big move left in my career.”

“The Premier League interests me and I am keeping my options open.”

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Southampton are weighing up a move for Juventus striker Simone Zaza to replace their hitman Graziano Pellè, according to the Mirror.

It is understood LazioJuventus and AC Milan are all keen on the Saints forward, who has just one year left on his contract and has been offered a new deal.

Also Chelsea are expected to be keen on the Italy international, as Antonio Conte reportedly put him on top of his whishlist to strengthen the attack. Moreover Zaza has been picked up by Conte for Euro 2016 squad despite his lack of playing time at Juventus this season.

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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is enjoying some downtime in Miami with his girlfriend ahead of Euro 2016, and they were both snapped taking a dip in the sea.

The 29-year.old, was selected by Vicente del Bosque last week in the Spain national squad and will play with Chelsea teammates Pedro and Cesar Azpilicueta.

By contrast, Chelsea hitman Diego Costa was not picked up.




According to reports by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Belgian star Eden Hazard is pushing for Chelsea to sign Maurizio Sarri as their new manager, replacing Antonio Conte. It is claimed, SS...