Mourinho expected to return next week

A ‘senior Blues source’ has claimed that a deal to bring Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge is officially completed, according to the Metro.

The 50 year old will return to the club he originally left in 2007 next week after reportedly signing a £40 million four year deal.

It is believed that the self-proclaimed Special One will take a short holiday following next week’s final La Liga game of the season against Osasuna, before returning to the Chelsea hot seat for the second time.

The Metro also claim that Mourinho has assembled his backroom staff ahead of his return.

Fitness coach Rui Faria has been rumoured to again team up with the former Blues boss, along with Sivinio Louro expected to be handed a prominent coaching role.

Goalkeeping coach Christophe Lollichon is likely to remain at Stamford Bridge as is former Chelsea winger Bolo Zenden, who was brought in by outgoing interim manager Rafael Benitez.

Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku has told Talk Sport that he ‘has to be realistic’ regarding his future with the club.

Whilst maintaining that his first ambition is to play for Chelsea the Belgian international, who scored 17 league goals in his season long loan at West Bromwich Albion, has indicated that he may have to consider other options.