The Daily Mirror have managed to get Chelsea fans shocked with outrage here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they report that Real Madrid officials have approached Jose Mourinho about taking over at the club this summer.
Now before Chelsea fans panic, it is worth noting that while Mourinho has an excellent relationship with Florentino Perez, he sent Real Madrid packing with a firm no, and sees his future at Chelsea.
As one of our punters notes, it would half be worth it just to see the face of Iker Casillas as Mourinho walked through the door once again, but in reality, the Chelsea boss knows that he has everything he needs to set up a dynasty at Stamford Bridge, and with the support of the owner and the fans to boot – and the love of the press, something he will never fully get in Spain.
We think that Chelsea fans can breathe easy for now, but given Real Madrid are approaching Rafa Benitez, Real Madrid fans might want to resign themselves to signing Gareth Barry and no trophies once again.
Chelsea fans. Do you think that Mourinho will return to Real Madrid one day given his unfinished business at the club? Let us know your thoughts below.