Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho could make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge at the end of the season, but suggestions Cristiano Ronaldo would join him at Chelsea are likely wide of the mark.
Jose Mourinho is set to sensationally quit Real Madrid to return to west London club Chelsea, and wants to bring superstar Cristiano Ronaldo with him.
SOURCE: The Daily Express
Few transfer stories are much bigger and more explosive than Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo returning to the Barclays Premier League with Chelsea.
If the Express report is true, unsettled Real Madrid head coach Jose Mourinho has decided to leave the Spanish capital at the end of this season to make a dramatic return to former club Chelsea, and not only that, but the Portuguese boss intends to persuade his compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo to come with him to Stamford Bridge too.
It is well known at the Santiago Bernabeu that this could be the self-styled ‘Special One’s’ final campaign with Los Blancos, with Mourinho having already agreed with club president Florentino Perez last December to leave the club in return for a reported 10 million euro payoff.
And, as a result, speculation has been rife of late as to just where the colourful coach’s next managerial port of call will be this summer. However, it now appears as though Mourinho and Chelsea’s billionaire Russian owner Roman Abramovich have buried the hatchet after the oligarch sacked the former as the Blues manager in Sept 2007.
However, what has not previously been reported before is that Mourinho now wants to entice Portugal international Ronaldo with him to west London in a deal worth a reported £60 million.
Previously linked with a Manchester United transfer, Sir Alex Ferguson had to deny reports of the move last month – which quite possibly came to light because the Red Devils were playing Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League.
The goal machine’s current contract with Madrid runs until June 2015 and the club are at present said to be in negotiations with the attacker about extending that deal – although as yet neither party has been able to come to any sort of agreement.
Whether Chelsea could really pluck one of the greatest players currently operating on planet football from under Real’s noses remains to be seen, for even with the sides currently at loggerheads over a new contract, Ronaldo’s value can not be underestimated.
Having cost Real Madrid £80m from Manchester United to make him the world record most expensive player, the 28-year-old attacker is now arguably worth even more by his Spanish employers in terms of his contributions both on and off the pitch.
As well as keeping things competitive between the two teams on the pitch with their astonishing goal records, Cristiano Ronaldo’s rivalry with Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is an immensely marketable product for La Liga.
If other interest from the likes of big-spending Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain is taken into consideration, then in actual fact were Ronaldo ever to leave Madrid, (and that still remains at present a very big ‘if’), then a bidding war would most likely ensue that would rocket his asking price skywards.
While Mourinho could very well be at Stamford Bridge next season, it is highly unlikely that Cristiano Ronaldo will move there with him.
After all, even Roman Abramovich might balk at the sort of price he might cost.