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Abramovich Attempts To Lure Mourinho To Chelsea With €400k ‘Gift’?

Roman Abramovich has fueled speculation that he’s trying to persuade Jose Mourinho to make a return to Stamford Bridge this summer after buying him a €400k watch


Roman Abramovich has fueled speculation that he’s trying to persuade Jose Mourinho to make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge this summer after buying him a €400,000 watch, according to the Express.

Mourinho enjoyed a hugely successful spell as Chelsea boss between 2004-2007 when he won two league titles as well as lifting three domestic trophies before leaving for Inter Milan after a reported rift with Abramovich.

The Express claim the Portuguese coach is set to leave his position at Real Madrid this summer and is believed to have already negotiated his exit with the La Liga giants hierarchy, with Mourinho heavily linked with a return to west London.

The speculation has now intensified with the newspaper reporting that Blues owner Abramovich has given the 50-year-old a new watch worth a staggering €400,000 (approximately £350,000), which could be regarded as some kind of ‘peace offering’ following the pairs frosty relationship during Mourinho’s final months at Stamford Bridge.

The Express suggest that senior Chelsea players have been made aware that the club are in talks with Mourinho over a potential return to replace Rafa Benitez in the summer, with the so-called ‘Special One’ not shy of voicing his desire to return to the Premier League.

Mourinho would no doubt be a hugely popular choice if he does end up making the move back to west London at the end of the season, and news of Abramovich’s very generous ‘gift’ has only added fuel to the fire that he’s being lined up to replace Benitez this summer.

What do Chelsea fans make of Roman buying Mourinho a watch? Just sharing the wealth or something more to it?! Get involved in the comments section below.



  1. Mustapha

    March 13, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Hmmmmm i just hope that his attempt will walk over mourinho,we all love mourinho and we will welcome him back,as still the special one,roma gudluck.

  2. Beloved

    March 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    for me it’s just the answer to our cry

  3. wedmore gwanzura

    March 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    we well come mourinho back buttttt
    we need results

  4. jeff

    March 13, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    belive that you will belive anything

  5. Abraham Ajuife c

    March 13, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    That’ s nice of him becouse we reily need that man

  6. AgahBernard

    March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    He will be welcome by all de blues fans but oscar and mata suld take note dia style will not fit him

  7. emma james

    March 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    we need him back,pls baba lowo do dat for usoooooooooo

  8. Adekunle Basheer

    March 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Nothing is more welcome than this. The collapsed Stamford Bridge would now stands firm with his strong pillars. Lols!!!

  9. blueinlagos

    March 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Rumours to play on the emotions of Chelsea fans. Except I see it, I wont believe.

    We have had so many juicy rumours in the past that came to rien.

  10. Tony

    March 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Gud one from roman i hope this could just lure mourinho to chelsea

  11. oliaku kelly

    March 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    i think he is doing the right thing

  12. Johnnie Blaze

    March 13, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    He should also buy him a yacht cos i wouldn’t mind buying a house if i have to cos i really want him back at Stamford Bridge… *GRINS BIG*

  13. ejike

    March 13, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    dats a vry nice gift, wat a million in our currency 88million naria for a watch! Well mur pls acept and com to our recqu

  14. ysf

    March 13, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Well, that’s a good step toward the right direction. The gift will necessitate peace. But A.Roman should be ready to eschew his pride & be more patient for things to work well.

  15. Ikechukwu

    March 13, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    The gift from Abramovich shows love and appreciation of a good work done by Mourinho.

    Please if what i have read is true for Mourning’s second coming at Stamford bridge was to sack Chelsea sporting director Mr. Micheal Emenalo, for his own good he should never think of that because it will destroy his coaching career if he does that he will no longer see success until he dies, if he Mourinho try to sack Micheal Emenalo soon Mourinho will become a laughing stock in the whole world.

    Please this message should be passed to Mr. Mourinho because as one of Chelsea fans i do not want us to start having pains of non performance of the team because of the mistake he is about to make. But if he want success he should allow the man to do his own job while he Mourinho success will be his second name….Please mark my word today I am not Joking over this issue.

    Mourinho should not even dream about it, of sacking Mr. Emenalo,

    • Bamidele

      March 13, 2013 at 4:39 pm

      Hey Mr Ikechukwu, Are You Bringing Tribal Sentiments Or Wat? Emenalo Has Done More Harm To The Club Than Good.He Instigated The Sack Of RDM By Negotiating The Job For Rafa Even Before We Played Juventus. Lets Go Back To Memory Lane.Its The Creation Of The Office Emenalo Is Currently Occupiing By Avaram Grant That Led To The Problem Between MOU & ROMAN. So Emenalo Must Go Or Many Of His Power Reduced For Chelsea To Move Forward.Cikenan

  16. Cfcclw12

    March 13, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Ikechukwu emanalo has to go ever since that man come to the bridge it’s all been down hill, the sacking of ray Wilkins ancelloti di matteo the most obvious incediants.

    These rumours have to stop because if he don’t come back…… I just can’t see who else will take us back to the top

  17. fatty

    March 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    to all my friends,sacking emenalo is not the issue, is by giving mourinho the total control of the team, emenalo does not have problem in sacking RDM

  18. Adanu Joshua

    March 13, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Let the will of God b done 4 chelsea.

  19. mekus

    March 13, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    Mourinho is the one that makes things happen,i belive his the answer to the blues problem

  20. Terhemen

    March 13, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    De sucking of sporting drictor would nt solve de problem; i tin wat would solve de problem, let de owner give de total control of de team 2 de income manager dat all my folowe chelsea fans. Gud luck 2 chelsea, gud luck 2 income manager and gud luck 2 all chelsea fans.

  21. george sirmuel

    March 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    I’m curious 2c im in stamford bridge.

  22. barbara

    March 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Please God let this be true. And Please Jose, accept and come back home where you are loved, appreciated and needed!

  23. Harrison Ford

    March 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

    What a load of rubbish!

  24. Mark

    March 14, 2013 at 1:02 am

    Welcome home Jose

  25. Rasa Adewale

    March 14, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Bringing Mourinho back to stamford bridge is the solution to the problem of the club but can Roman Abramovic give him the chance to operate alone, sacking two coaches in a season can not give special one opportunity to come to stamford bridge, fans love you and I love you much Mourinho pls come back to rebuild the pilar of our destroyed stamford bridge.

  26. Sabastine Azande

    March 17, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    We need him back.

  27. Oluwaseun

    March 23, 2013 at 8:08 am

    I want him back becoz his a gud coach which everybdy knws

  28. vincent

    April 16, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has spent alot just for things to go well for who so even that is pulling the club down as a failure should vamute and let the saviour that can make things good for chelsea come and save us, which i know is Jose is not easy,if u are the owner of chelsea and even a Nigerian man can u let any body to pull down ur business just becouse of brother’s favour?

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