Mourinho ready to reshuffle Chelsea pack

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Jose Mourinho GettyImagesJose Mourinho is planning changes at Chelsea

The Times is reporting that Jose Mourinho has now agreed a four-year deal to return to Chelsea, and will put pen to paper on the £8.5 million-a-year deal on June 1.

The paper claims he will have control of transfers this time around, and is prepared to listen to offers for David Luiz - linked with Barcelona - and Fernando Torres to fund his plans. The Blues have apparently already made an offer for Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, although he looks destined for Bayern, while Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and Porto centre-back Eliaquim Managala are also targets.

Wayne Rooney could be set for a reunion with former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo: the Daily Mirror claims Real Madrid may launch a £25 million for the England international.

It is reported that Carlo Ancelotti is eager to secure Rooney's services if he is able to take over from Jose Mourinho at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real are hopeful Ancelotti will gain a release from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, and the Italian has begun planning for life in the Spanish capital.

Rooney, who has handed in a transfer request with United, is said to be on Ancelotti's wish-list should the move become reality in the coming weeks. However, he is not prepared to part with Ronaldo in order to finalise the deal, which could see the pair team up once again.

New United boss David Moyes, meanwhile, is looking to bolster his stocks regardless of Rooney's future. The Daily Mirror states Real's Luka Modric is on Moyes' radar after the 27-year-old struggled to make an impact in La Liga last season.

Across Manchester, City boss Manuel Pellegrini is set to be handed £100 million in transfer funds, according to the Daily Mirror. The manager is hoping to use the money to bring across Isco with him from Malaga, as well as
Napoli's Edinson Cavani, Fernandinho of Shakhtar Donetsk, Sevilla winger Jesus Navas and Barcelona's Thiago Alcantara.

Arsene Wenger's search for a solid central midfield combination goes on. Former United man Paul Pogba has emerged as a potential target, with the Daily Mirror claiming the midfielder is unsettled at Juventus. Wenger tried to sign Pogba as a 16-year-old, while Stoke's Steven Nzonzi is said to be another option.

In management, Roberto Martinez is set to quit Wigan, The Sun reports. The speculation comes as Everton's pursuit of the Spaniard heats up. Martinez will hold talks with his current employers when he returns from holiday this week.

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