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Mourinho 'signs four-year Blues deal'

May 30, 2013
By ESPN staff

Jose Mourinho has signed a deal to become the new Chelsea manager, according to a report in the Sun newspaper.

Jose Mourinho
GettyImagesJose Mourinho is expected to confirm his return to Stamford Bridge in the near future

• Hasselbaink: Jose is best option

Mourinho and Chelsea have appeared destined to reunite for some time, with the Portuguese repeatedly dropping heavy hints about his future. The speculation was fuelled when it was confirmed Mourinho would be leaving Real Madrid, since when he has gone somewhat quiet.

Mourinho was seen at Wembley watching the Championship play-off final between Crystal Palace and Watford on Monday and The Sun is claiming that, during that visit to London, he signed a contract to take charge of the Blues.

The report claims Mourinho has put his name to a four-year contract worth £40 million, with 'a senior Blues source' quoted as saying: "It's official. Jose is a Chelsea man again! Everyone is delighted he's coming back - the club, the players and the fans. We are already looking forward to next season; we are sure it's going to be very exciting."

It is being claimed that Chelsea will unveil Mourinho as their new manager next week, following Madrid's final game of the season against Osasuna this weekend.

Mourinho won six trophies when taking charge of Chelsea between 2004 and 2007.