Real Madrid & Roman Abramovich

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly known as Real Madrid, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain. Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (born 24 October 1966) is a Russian businessman and the main owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. 5.0/5

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Roman Abramovich says he is ready to break de bank to sign Morata as Chelsea agrees fees wit Real Madrid.
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The talk in Spain was that Roman Abramovich is on the brink of buying Real Mallorca. Now duel ownership is not unknown in European football. But it is fraught with difficulty especially if the clubs end up competing against each other in the Champions League. If that is the case and he takes on Mallorca then he would have to ditch one or the other. Could it be that Roman has grown tired of Chelsea and or UEFA financial fair play regulations? Or even Jose Mourinho’s requests? Or will one of his yachts sit better in Mallorca than London? Chelsea suddenly seem to have become a selling club given the sale of David Luiz and possibly Eden Hazard. Why is that? Is it because Roman can’t compete with the Manchester City owners that he wants to take on Real Madrid and Barcelona? Is this the end of Chelsea’s Roman empire ? [Copy pasted from Daily Mail] -JCon
Jose Mourinho’s position at Chelsea is under threat as Blues owner Roman Abramovich has grown tired of his exploits and wasn’t impressed with his first season back at Stamford Bridge. According to Le10Sport, Abramovich is so frustrated he is looking into the possibility of bringing in Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone as his replacement. Simeone’s side beat Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final and are on the verge of a remarkable Double having already landed the La Liga title. That has made Simeone Europe’s most in-demand manager while Mourinho’s stock has fallen following an unconvincing spell at Real Madrid and now a trophyless campaign at Chelsea. The Portuguese boss failed to improve on last season’s third place finish in the Premier League despite his constant barracking at the job done by his predecessor Rafael Benitez. A run to the last four of the Champions League was his sole overachievement of this season but the manner in which his side let slip a lead in the second leg prove ...
Mourinho: I'd return to Inter after Chelsea! Jose Mourinho admits he would consider a return to Inter if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich no longer wanted him at Stamford Bridge. The 51-year-old spent two seasons with the Italian club and left in 2010 having won Serie A, the Champions League and the Coppa Italia in his final campaign. "Right now I'm fine at Chelsea, but in the future Abramovich could decide that my adventure here is over," Mourinho told Mediaset. "That day I could go back to Italy and it's normal for me to think about Inter. But only Inter, not another Italian club." Mourinho joined Real Madrid after his spell at San Siro, before returning to Stamford Bridge last summer to takeover from interim coach Rafa Benitez.
SPORTS NEWS UPDATE; Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will never walk away from Stamford Bridge, as long as the club want him to stay. The Portuguese, 50, is in his second spell at the club - having left in 2007 after winning two Premier League titles, he returned in 2013following spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid. Mourinho first arrived at Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2004, weeks after guiding Porto to Champions League success. As well as two league titles, he also won the FA Cup and two League Cups but could not steer the Blues to European glory. Mourinho claimed the Champions League for a second time at Inter, as well as securing two Serie A titles, before winning La Liga with Madrid. But he says his long-term future is at Chelsea, as long as club owner Roman Abramovich is keen for him to stay beyond his four-year contract.
Frustrated Jose Mourinho hints at transfer activity in January Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho cut a frustrated figure following his team’s exit from the Capital One Cup this week. The Portuguese was once again unhappy with the lack of productivity from his front men in the team’s 2-1 loss against Sunderland and hinted that the Blues may make moves in the January transfer window after all. Mourinho had earlier suggested that Chelsea would not buy any more players this season but it seems as though the Former Real Madrid boss is keen to convince team owner Roman Abramovich to grant him some more transfer funds in January. Speaking after the defeat to Sunderland in Extra Time, Mourinho was quoted in the Metro as saying, “We have to score goals and kill off opponents – it’s not just about being dominant in every game. In this moment every game we don’t kill we are in trouble and sometimes we lose matches that we shouldn’t. It keeps repeating itself, against Stoke, Everton, Newcastle and now again ...
Exclusive - Chelsea must give 100 per cent backing to Mourinho, insists Stuart Former Chelsea midfielder Graham Stuart has told talkSPORT the London club have to completely back manager Jose Mourinho as he looks to steer the side through their current sticky patch. Blues fans have become impatient with the club’s misfiring strikers, with forward trio Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba all struggling for goals in the league this season. The most recent evidence came against Sunderland in the League Cup, as Chelsea failed to finish off the Black Cats who came from behind to knock Mourinho’s men out in their quarter-final tie. Many are questioning whether the ex-Real Madrid coach has lost his magic touch following his return to West London, but Stuart, who spent four seasons as a player at Stamford Bridge, believes the club has to stick with the Portuguese after putting everything on the line to retain his services. “Jose Mourinho was wanted by Chelsea and, if that’s what the club wanted, t ...
Chelsea Leading the Race for Falcao — By DSG Chelsea are now favorites to sign Radamel Falcao after Real Madrid decided to drop out of the ?55 million race for the AS Monaco star. Reports are suggesting that Falcao is unhappy at Monaco after only having moved there during the summer from Atletico Madrid. The Blues are ready to bring the striker to Stamford Bridge. Falcao is ready to make a move away from the principality after only a few months and favored to join Real Madrid?s superstar lineup. However, with the Spanish Giants out of the race, the Colombian striker is now open to a move to Chelsea. Reports claim that Los Blancos have pulled out of the race because they don?t believe they need to spend big money to strengthen Carlo Ancelotti?s squad. A bidding war with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is something they also aren?t prepared to go through, as the London club is pretty determined to sign the striker. Blues boss Jose Mourinho has openly criticized his players, once again, after their Capital ...
'Bale sale the root of Villas-Boas sacking' 16 December 2013 Updated 14:09 GMT By Phil Mcnulty - Chief football writer, BBC Sport The nightmare played out in front of Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy at White Hart Lane on Sunday was simply too grim for manager Andre Villas-Boas to survive - and so it proved as he was sacked only 16 games into the Premier League season. Spurs are only six points behind the vibrant Liverpool side that dismantled them piece by piece in that 5-0 defeat and five points adrift of the Champions League places that represented the minimum requirement for Villas-Boas this season. But it was the scale of the gap in style and quality between Spurs and Liverpool, with the recent 6-0 loss at Manchester City no doubt still fresh in Levy's mind, that was the final straw for this demanding chairman. And to trace the roots of Villas- Boas's demise requires a journey back to the summer and the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid in an £85.3m move. Villas-Boas lost his match winner, th ...
Jose Mourinho admits Chelsea could end up winning nothing this season - which would be the first trophyless campaign of his career. Mourinho has won silverware every year he has been in work for the last decade, at Porto, in his first spell at Chelsea, then Inter Milan and Real Madrid. No Chelsea boss has ever been spared the axe by owner Roman Abramovich if they failed to win a trophy - and some have been sacked even if they did win silverware. And Mourinho admits failing to add a trophy to the Chelsea cabinet this season would fall short of his employer's expectations. He said: "Last season was the worst I have had - at Real. We only won the Spanish Super Cup.It was not much, but it was something. "Would it be acceptable to win nothing this season, what with my personal approach, my philosophy and the nature of this club? No, it's not acceptable. "But it's possible it could happen. We're competing with very important teams in the Champions League and domestically. "I'm not happy.
All the latest news and views from Stamford Bridge. Two key transfer stories this morning as Express move Chelsea's pursuit of goal- poacher Radamel Falcao on by claiming that AS Monaco want Demba Ba or Fernando Torres in return and Jose Mourinho is ready to raid Internazionale for a towering 25-year-old centre back; a potential replacement defender for David Luiz, perhaps, say The Mirror. SEE ALSO: Chelsea latest: Mou on key to pushing Arsenal, former AM drug appeal The highly-anticipated talks between Roman Abramovich and Monaco owner Dmitri Rybolovlev are yet to take place, but Express claim the meeting is 'set'. article continues below There were a number of lucrative transfers that occurred during the summer market and, even though Falcao has spent less than a half season on the yacht-strewn French Riviera, Rybolovlev believes his nine goal return in 14 Ligue 1 matches coupled with the Colombian's heightened fame and the alleged interest Real Madrid has in him, ensures his valuation is now anywhere b ...
GOOD MORNING FOOTBALL FANS!! Here are today's headlines: Manchester City plan to buy a new defender in January. Manuel Pellegrini's side have struggled without injured captain Vincent Kompany in recent weeks. Chelsea midfielder Ramires, 26, says he has little interest in a proposed transfer to Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund are still keen on signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko, 27, but do not want to spend more than £15m in replacing Bayern Munich-bound forward Robert Lewandowski. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has been so impressed by Thibaut Courtois’ growth and consistent performances that he is makes sure the keeper remains at Stamford Bridge for many years to come. However, Courtois has continuously stated that he has no interest in moving back to London to warm the bench for Petr Cech and went on loan to Atletico Madrid for the third season for two reasons; to guarantee his spot in the 2014 World Cup and because he had unfinished business at Atleti, the club he feels is his home. Carlos Gu ...
Toward the end of a surprisingly sedate Friday afternoon at Cobham, Jose Mourinho is thrown a bit of a curveball. The Chelsea manager is quizzed on some of Cardiff City's recent controversies: the change of club colour to red and the eyebrow- raising appointment of Alisher Apsalyamov as director of football over Malky Mackay's head . Mourinho does fancy himself as something of a traditionalist, after all. How would he react if owner Roman Abramovich changed Chelsea's famous blue? Initially, the answer seems a little supine, until Mourinho makes something of a play for authenticity -- as well as amusement. "It's his club. Let's go in red," Mourinho says. "Real Madrid are white, but they played in red because it was very important commercially; they needed to make millions in red. But if Mr. Abramovich wanted to change the colour to red or yellow or whatever, we would only be the Blues still. No problem." And if he appointed a 23-year-old director of football? "Age is not a problem," Mourinho says, shaking ...
Duncan Castles The Sunday Times Published: 6 October 2013   Gareth Bale's €100million transfer to Real Madrid was placed in jeopardy by an extraordinary attempt from the Spanish club to recruit a new striker. As Tottenham Hotspur and Bale waited on Madrid to complete the global-record deal during the final weeks of August, the Welshman's prospective employers were trying to sign Radamel Falcao at a similarly inflated price.   Madrid president Florentino Perez was ready to pay AS Monaco €90m for the Colombia international. While the fee represented an immediate 50% mark-up on the €60m the Russian-financed club paid for Falcao just three months previously, billionaire owner Dmitry Rybolovlev refused to sanction a sale.   Rybolovlev had acquired Falcao from Atletico Madrid to spearhead his newly promoted club's efforts to depose Paris Saint-Germain as French champions, rewarding a player widely regarded as the most complete finisher in world football with a contract worth an annual €9.8m after tax ...
Updated: October 3, 2013 chelseafc Chelsea’s young Belgian powerhouse Romelu Lukaku has caught the eye of reigning Serie A champions Juventus, who are keen to land the striker according to reports in the Daily Mirror. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is contemplating pillaging former employers Real Madrid for French forward Karim Benzema, according to reports in Portuguese newspaper A Bola. The striker is already on the transfer agenda of Arsenal and it seems the Blues are en route to give the Gunners tough competition this January, with Mourinho desperate for a solid new forward this season. Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata has revealed that he is happy to play for the Blues under manager Jose Mourinho, while dropping massive hints that he wouldn’t look for a move in January. The Spaniard was quoted in The Metro, saying: “I just keep going, train well and prepare for every game. I try to improve every season, my first and second seasons were fantastic but I want this one to be even better, so I will try to ...
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José Mourinho has been given the green light by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to move for Real Madrid's Karim Benzema. [A Bola]
In our previous article we listed the top 10 richest football club base on profits/revenues, Here in this article we will be list the top 10 Richest Club base on trophies the members were able to take home for their team. Real Madrid with 64 Major Trophies: Real Madrid is the wealthiest club when it comes to club that won the highest trophy. There is no need doubting/denying the fact the highest rank, due to the number of trophies they have won (64 major trophies) and their value. Checking the club 64 trophies brought home: 18 were Spanish Cups, 32 of these were Spanish titles,three were Intercontinental Cups, two UEFE Cups and nine were European Cups. Real Madrid is worth $3.3 billion. Barcelona with 61 Major Trophies: When it comes to entertaining football as well as straight to business of winning, Barcelona is the club to go to. They won a total of 61 trophies ranking second after Madrid. Here is how they won the trophies, 11 major European trophies, Twenty-six Spanish Cups,three Global Titles, 22 T . ...
To many Chelsea fans, Jose Mourinho is a God who has taken the form of a mortal; to the rest of us, he is simply a well-dressed, slightly annoying and possibly even overrated manager. He surpassed all expectations at FC Porto, and during his first spell at Chelsea, before impressing with Inter Milan by joining the elite group of managers to have won the Champions League with two different clubs. Although he tasted success with Real Madrid, he only won La Liga once in three years, and failed to deliver the coveted tenth Champions League title that the Spanish club so desperately crave. Many will look on his time at the club back with indifference. Now, just a few weeks into his second tenure as Chelsea manager, things aren’t exactly going to plan either. He lost his first competitive game against old foe Pep Guardiola, before losing to Everton and Basel within a week; certainly not the start he or Chelsea fans would have hoped for. His blatant exclusion of fans’ favourite Juan Mata has raised a few eye ...
All the latest football transfer rumours today. CAPMUG Ashley Young faces a visit from Premier League chiefs in a bid to stop him diving. Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year Real Madrid deal to end Manchester United’s hopes of luring him back. Carlton Cole is doing a ‘mini pre-season’ with West Ham in a bid to win a fresh deal. Gianfranco Zola fears Watford will be priced out of a loan return for Chelsea’s Nathaniel Chalobah. Sheffield Wednesday are stepping up their pursuit of Swansea striker Leroy Lita. Reading midfielder Hope Akpan is set to re-join old club Crawley on loan. Referees have been warned not to speak to managers after Mark Halsey’s claim that he texted Sir Alex Ferguson. Cristiano Ronaldo stole Gareth Bale’s thunder and broke Manchester United’s hearts on Monday when he signed a staggering new deal that ties him to Real Madrid for five more years. Jose Mourinho has warned owner Roman Abramovich and the Chelsea fans not to expect a repeat of his first glory era at Stamfor ...
Today's news relating to Chelsea: -Liverpool's Luis Suarez is on the verge of joining Chelsea in a stunning £34m deal. (Daily Star) -Southampton whizkid Luke Shaw will snub Chelsea and Tottenham by signing a five-year deal at St Mary’s when he turns 18 next week. (The Sun) -Chelsea teenager Kyle Scott is to reject the offer of a new contract. The 15-year-old has attracted attention from Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Daily Mail) -Chelsea's hopes of signing Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso have been given a massive boost after Real were linked with Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi. (Daily Star) -Chelsea defender John Terry, 32, has revealed how Roman Abramovich's arrival at Stamford Bridge left him fearing for his place in the side - but says the Russian's desire to win trophies has transformed the club. (Daily Mail) -Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy, 26, is in advanced talks over a move to Chelsea. (Daily Express) -Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu has been linked with a loan move to Valencia and current ...
MZANSI DISKI FOOTBALL NEWS • Wilfried Bony's agent, Francis Kacou, has claimed that Swansea have made an improved bid worth £13.7m for the striker but that the Dutch club are stalling. - • Cristiano Ronaldo moved to end speculation linking him to a return to Manchester United by claiming his future lies at current club Real Madrid. - • Southampton manager Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed interest in Tottenham target Leandro Damiao of Internacional who will cost around £18million and Valencia midfielder Ever Banega. - • Arsenal face a fight to land Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid after reports in Spain suggested the Spanish giants may hold out for a bigger fee for the Argentine striker. - • Lukas Podolski may be lacking a bit of pace, but not when it comes to taking his good mate Nico Rosberg for a spin. - • The Glazer family are once again on collision course with Manchester United supporters after sparking fears for the future of Old Trafford. - • Ten years after Roman Abramovich took c ...
By now everyone knows the story. Roman Abramovich fell in love with football whilst watching Manchester United’s compelling 4-3 victory, but ultimate aggregate loss against Real Madrid. On that night two of football’s biggest names, David Beckham (two) and Ronaldo (three) shared five of the seven goals between them. Ten years on and these are still the sort of landmark signings Roman Abramovich tries to fund at Chelsea. He is yet to fall out of love with the club or the game, and many close to the Russian claim he is ready for at least ten more years. It has not always been plain sailing though for Chelsea or the billionaire during his tenure, at times glorious success has masked ever-growing instability behind the scenes. Unquestionably the first ten years of the Abramovich era have been filled with the highest of highs and some very low lows. In arriving he was more than happy to pay the £140 million fee for Chelsea, which would buy the club from Ken Bates and also clear the debts the club had at t ...
Spanish newspaper AS lead with the news this Tuesday morning that Chelsea are close to signing Edinson Cavani with last season’s top goal scorer in Serie A set for Stamford Bridge. The rumours have been rife for some time in the Italian media, the update from AS, which suggests no official offer has been made from Real Madrid, is significant due to the papers close relationship with Los Blancos. Chelsea are understood to have reached a personal agreement with Cavani whilst Real Madrid’s contact with the player has only been through intermediaries and no offer has been discussed. Roman Abramovich has guaranteed Cavani 9 million euros per season at Chelsea and the Europa League winners are set to begin negotiating with Napoli this week. The initial offer from Chelsea amounts to 50 million euros, which was rejected by Napoli. The Italian side are holding out for 63 million euros (Cavani’s release clause) but the Uruguayan hitman and his representatives believe a deal can be struck for 60 million. AS wa ...
A decade of Roman rule: Chelsea's 72 buys under Abramovich costing a cool £713m - but who are hits and who are the misses? Roman Abramovich 'parked Russian tanks on our lawn, firing £50 notes at us,' complained former Arsenal director David Dein. But what was the result of all that spending (other than three titles, two League Cups, four FA Cups, a Champions League and a Europa League)? Analysing each and every man Roman brought to the Bridge since he arrived 10 years ago today, July 1 2003. 2003-04 Glen Johnson (Age at start of season: 18, Club signed from: West Ham, Fee: £6.3m) The first signing of the Abramovich era. Johnson threatened to blossom into a good defender but always looked better going forward than at the back. Sent on loan to Portsmouth, before being sold there. Chelsea recouped most of their outlay. Alexei Smertin (28, Bordeaux £3.5m) Signed as a squad player and in his handful of appearances proved to be no more than that. Geremi (24, Real Madrid £7m) Although never a headline-hitte ...
Even Jonathan Wilson talks about Carlo Ancelotti as new Real Madrid coach. Carlo Ancelotti will be like a breath of fresh air at Real Madrid The Italian's easygoing nature extends to tactics – from Parma to PSG he has learned to change according to circumstance Perhaps Carlo Ancelotti's greatest gift as a coach is his affability. He desperately wants to succeed but he recognises there are things in life other than football – such as food, even if he is rather slimmer now than he once was. His years at Milan under Silvio Berlusconi and at Chelsea under Roman Abramovich passed without ructions with owners noted for interfering. He even managed to cool a developing (on one side at least) feud with José Mourinho by suggesting they simply pack it in. After the sulphurous reign of Mourinho, his breezy pleasantness will be a cleansing blast at the Bernabéu. Real Madrid can be a strange place politically but if there is any top manager equipped to handle the internal pressures, it is Ancelotti, a man seemin ...
Chelsea Linked With Stunning Move to Sign Supremely Talented Spanish Trio as Roman Abramovich Conducts Impromptu Scouting Mission Stamford Bridge owner keen on Spanish Under 21 international trio. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has apparently been a very busy man over the past 24 hours. The Russian billionaire flew out to Israel on an entirely non-football related matter but still managed to find time to develop his interest in a trio of Spanish talents according to El Mundo Deportivo. Abramovich was in attendance at the European Under 21 Championship Final and was paying especially close attention to three players he hopes to lure to West London this summer, those players in question being Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who finished as the competition’s top scorer, Malaga youngster Isco and Barcelona midfielder Thiago Alcantara. Roman Abramovich is known to be looking to continue his youthful transfer policy, clearly having been encouraged by the signings of Eden Hazard, Oscar and Cesar Azpilicueta ...
Football - Premier League Paper Round: Chelsea quoted £38m for player they owned two years ago Jose Mourinho wants Former Chelsea youngster Nemanja Matic back at Stamford Bridge, but it’s going to cost the Blues. Matic was a youth player at Chelsea earlier in his career, but released as a makeweight for an estimated £4m to Benfica in the 2011 deal which brought defender David Luiz to the club. He had played just two league matches for Chelsea, but having flourished as a playmaker in Portugal, Mourinho now sees the Serbian as a potentially crucial part of his plans, the Daily Star reports. The paper also adds in their exclusive report that Benfica will sell – but only if Chelsea meet their £38m valuation, meaning the decision to release him could yet cost Chelsea £34m. Roman Abramovich, however, has been convinced of the merits of the deal, according to Mourinho, and is prepared to back his new manager to bring Matic home. The Daily Express warns, however, that Monaco are also keen on the midfielde ...
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has described striker Fernando Torres as “so-so” and says he has not lived up to his potential atStamford Bridge. The Spain international joined the Blues from Liverpool in 2011 for £50 million but has come under intense criticism during his time in London after failing to replicate his best form for the West Londoners. Mourinho says people expect more from Torres because of the reputation he built for himself while at Anfield, scoring 65 goals in 102 games, but says perspective is needed. “Torres so far is so-so,” Mourinho is quoted inthe Mirror. “Somebody could expect more because of his potential, because of what he did before. But not so bad as people sometimes try to say. “There is a balance. Normally, the tendency is to say it was a big mistake. It was a big mistake because it didn’t work.” The Former Real Madrid coach also insisted that owner Roman Abramovich never involvedhimself in the running of the team during Mourinho’s first spell with the club ...
Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti is finally set to move to Real Madrid and will be unveiled by the Spanish club on Monday. Man City & Man Utd battle for Lewandowski Manchester City are battling with Manchester United to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Roberto Lewandowski. The Pole is likely to command a fee of £25.5 million, while City are prepared to offer the forward £200,000 a week. Juve & Milan in race for Tevez Juventus and AC Milan are locked in a battle to secure the signing of Manchester City striker Carlos Tevez. AC Milan need to offload Robinho before they push through a move for the Argentine striker. Mourinho wants Sneijder at Chelsea Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho wants Wesley Sneijder to join him at Stamford Bridge. The pair worked together previously at Inter and the Portuguese has asked Roman Abramovich to bring the Dutchman to West London. Suarez to cut summer break short to force Liverpool exit Liverpool striker Luis Suarez is prepared to cut short his summer holidays in order t ...
From Special One to Happy One,I am where I want to be' - Mourinho always wanted Chelsea return Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a Special One,Making his second Chelsea introduction, the 50-year-old also spoke about Roman Abramovich ("I kept reading I was sacked, I was fired - that was not true"), about Sir Alex Ferguson ("I'm a bit disappointed he is no longer there"), about his weaknesses ("I'm trying to hide them"), about John Terry ("I'll try to get the best out of him), about his predecessor ("Benitez's decisions are Benitez's decisions"), about dropping Iker Casillas at Real Madrid ("all my decisions are based on meritocracy") and about Andres Iniesta's claim that he had damaged Spanish football ("I damaged Spanish football by being the manager that broke Barcelona's dominance").
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Jose Mourinho told Alex Ferguson there was no way he would ever take over from him at Manchester United. Mourinho ended his six-year Premier League exile when he breezed back into Chelsea for the second coming of the Special One. The 50-year-old was tipped to take the Old Trafford job as news leaked Fergie was retiring and Mourinho was being axed by Real Madrid. But the Portuguese coach insisted: “I’d have turned down every job in the world for Chelsea. “Of course I told Sir Alex I wanted to return to Stamford Bridge.” And Mourinho revealed he was bowled over by the trust put in him when told by Ferguson he was walking away from Old Trafford. He added: “I knew Ferguson was retiring months ago and I’m happy with his trust as it was big news. “I imagine just a small circle of people around him knew about his decision and it was a responsibility for me to know what he planned. “He told me his plan as we’re friends. And because he’s a friend, I told him the club I wanted to coach in Englan ...
Chelsea are willing to pay Edinson Cavani's £53m release clause in an effort to finally clinch a deal for the Napoli forward,according to reports in Italy. Italian news site Media set reports that Roman Abramovich is prepared to back Jose Mourinho in the transfer market this summer, and the ex-Real Madrid boss has identified Cavani as his top target. The report also claims Napoli have started negotiations with AC Milan for the transfer of Stephan El Shaarawy. And the Italy forward is wanted by Rafa Benitez as a direct replacement for Cavani- Napoli have reportedly made a €30m bid for the former-Genoa star, rising to €40m with bonuses. But the deal depends on the sale of Cavani, as Napoli need the £53m to fund a bid for El Shaarawy.(1/2)
Top 10 richest football club owners in world Roman Abramovich produced a brand new wave of filthy-wealthy club proprietors in world football as he required over Chelsea in 2003. Since that time he’s been surpassed by people like the Manchester City owner, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, yet others. Oddly enough enough, two biggest clubs on the planet, Real Madrid and Barcelona, are fan-possessed. These proprietors might not be the singular person responsible for their club, and perhaps they might co-possess a club or perhaps be most investor. With this list we will pass the internet worth of the several proprietors. Listed here are the ten richest football club owners in world. 1.Manchester City: Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan 2. Deportivo La Coruna: Amancio Ortega 3. Queens Park Rangers: Lakshmi Mittal 4. Toolbox: Alisher Usmanov 5. Chelsea: Roman Abramovich 6. Dallas Sounders: Paul Allen 7. Stade Rennais FC: Francois Henri Pinault 8. Valerenga FC: John Fredriksen 9. FC Anzhi Makhach ...
David Villa rumoured to be linked with Arsenal along with the unsettled Wayne Rooney. Jose Mourinho denies claims of him being sacked by Roman Abramovich in 2007 and denies claims of them having a falling out. Michael Essien is set to re-join Chelsea from Real Madrid. Liverpool have signed Kolo Toure and Iago Aspas. Real Madrid are discussing personal terms with Uruguayan Luis Saurez and discussing a fee with Tottenham Hotspur over the potential deal with Welshman Gareth Bale. Neymar joins FC Barcelona from Santos while FC Bayern Munich offer Liverpool £20m plus Arjen Robben for Luis Suarez.
Real Madrid Plot £30m Moveto Sign Chelsea Playmaker Juan Mata. Bernabeu side set sights on Stamford Bridgeflair player. Real Madrid are set to change their point of focus in terms of Premier League targets as the Bernabeu side opt to pursue Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata over their ongoing chase for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale according to the Metro . Re-elected Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has been put off by Tottenham’s high valuation of 23 year old Welsh international Bale and will now look to make a £30m bid for Spaniard Mata. The Spanish press has stated the belief that Jose Mourinho would consider selling the 25year old Blues star, which would seem incredible given the form Mata has displayedover the course of his two seasons at Stamford Bridge. This source states that Mourinho may be forced to sell star players in order to beef up his transfer budget, and that too seems a little far fetched given that Roman Abramovich is more than happy to splash the cash at any available opportunity an ...
The second coming of Jose Mourinho will begin in earnest today. By his own standards, Mourinho’s reign as Real Madrid manager was a failure. Barcelona maestro Andres Iniesta could not help passing judgment on Sunday, insisting Mourinho damaged Spanish football. With a £120million transfer budget from Blues owner, Roman Abramovich, Mourinho is already plotting to win trophies. The squad he inherits is argubaly more talented than that of 2004 but there will be changes. Mourinho has texted some players with the simple message: ‘See you soon. Look forward to working with you.’ Yet there indications, that message may not be so welcoming to others. Fernando Torres, Demba Ba, Victor Moses, John Mikel Obi and David Luiz may well be shifting uncomfortably while John Terry is likely to see out his contract until next summer. QUESTION What kind of Mourinho do you think is coming back to Chelsea? Will it be the spiky character who divided opinion in Spain or will it be a softer, matured Mourinho ? (engr. OMO-O ...
Chelsea Plot Move to Sign £93m Strike Pair. Stamford Bridge boss ready to spend big to improve Blues attack. Jose Mourinho will go all out to bring in not one, but two, top class strikers to help boost his Chelsea attack according to the Daily Express. With Fernando Torres said to be likely to leave Stamford Bridge after a poor spell at the West London club and with Demba Ba stil to make an impact following his January move from Newcastle United the returning Chelsea boss is ready to splash the cash. Roman Abramovich will back Mourinho with significant funds as first the Former Real Madrid boss looks to complete a £53m move to sign Napoli ace Edinson Cavani and will then look to lure £40m rated Hulk from Zenit St Petersburg, with the type of big money moves that will certainly act as a statement of intent from the Europa League title holders. Cavani Lazio Chelsea will look to beat Man City in the race to sign Uruguayan hot-shot Cavani and Rafa Benitez is reportedly already scouting replacements for the ...
Chelsea Agree £49m Edinson Cavani Fee: Blues Win Race to Sign Uruguayan International According to Italian Source by The Newshound June 8th, 2013 Stamford Bridge side set bring in Napoli ace. Chelsea have reportedly agreed a fee to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani according to Italian source SportMediaSet. Having failed in earlier attempts to use Fernando Torres as a makeweight in any move to sign the in-form Uruguayan Chelsea have now apparently stumped up the cash to meet the 26 year old’s release clause, said to be €58m (£49m). Stamford Bridge owner Roman Abramovich has been keen to land a prolific marksman and according to this source has beaten off interest from Real Madrid and Man City. Personal terms are yet to be agreed with the former Palermo forward but Cavani is said to be a big admirer of Jose Mourinho and as such could well assist in seeing a deal completed. Real Madrid had similarly looked to use squad players in part exchange for the Napoli goal machine and Man City have fallen behi ...
A-Z of Mourinho mayhem As the new Chelsea manager leaves behind a divided dressing room and disgruntled fans at Real Madrid, Goal celebrates the trademark confrontations that have defined his career Jun 4, 2013 9:00:00 AM FC Barcelona: Dani Alves & Jose Mourinho, then Inter By Ben Hayward | Spanish Football Writer It was far from a happy ending. Jose Mourinho left Real Madrid this weekend with a deeply divided dressing room and many Madridistas also against him at the end of his turbulent three-year tenure, a far cry from his reigns at Porto and Inter when he departed in a blaze of glory after winning the Champions League - with the supporters longing him to stay and the players in tears. At Madrid, several members of the senior squad did not even bother to say goodbye to the man who has led them for the last three years. Now, the Portuguese heads to London for a second spell at Chelsea where he will need to mend his relationship with Blues owner Roman Abramovich, which ended on a sour note with the coach ...
'...Chelsea's main title rivals, Manchester United and City, will be less enamoured with his return. Both will have new managers for the 2013-14 campaign—David Moyes at United and Manuel Pellegrini at City. Neither has won a domestic league title in Europe, let alone a Champions League. Mourinho has won seven titles in four countries and twice been king of Europe. He might have butted heads at Real Madrid and failed to bring home the "decima" (10th European title), but his record of consistent success is without equal among active coaches at the highest level...'- Bleacher Report.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is hoping to engineer a high-profile reunion with Paris Saint-Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. the returning Stamford Bridge boss is hoping to land his former Inter Milan star in a megabucks deal. The two forged a close relationship in Italy and the striker even stated he would be willing to “kill for Mourinho". The 31-year-old is valued at around £35 million by PSG and Mourinho would have no problem in matching the French club’s valuation should he wish to. He is set to be handed a blank cheque by Blues chief Roman Abramovich, as he looks to bring the glory days back to Stamford Bridge. And he has drawn up a shortlist of potential alternatives should PSG reject his approach for Ibrahimovic – as much will depend on whether Real Madrid target Carlo Ancelotti remains in the Parc des Princes dugout. With Demba Ba and Fernando Torres both flattering to deceive in a blue shirt, Mourinho is keen to land a marquee striker, as well as nurturing young talent. A Bridge source to ...
Mourinho and Chelsea can rule England again, insists Robben The Dutchman believes the Special One can recapture former glories in West London with the right backing from Roman Abramovich, and is unsurprised Frank Lampard is staying Premier League apologise to Chelsea for Mourinho gaffe The official site for the English top flight mistakenly posted a news article announcing that the Portuguese had officially rejoined the Blues Transfer Zone - 13:54 Chelsea midfielder Benayoun interested in MLS move The Israel international, whose deal with the Blues is set to expire, is angling for a move to the United States after almost signing for New York Red Bulls last year England - 13:50 'Mourinho will be a disaster at Chelsea' - Barcelona vice-president slams Real Madrid boss Carles Vilarrubi anticipates trouble at Stamford Bridge should the Portuguese be installed as the Blues' new manager after a tumultuous three years at the Santiago Bernabeu
READING MATERIAL "Please give us some links to various Jose Mourinho pieces I can have a look at," is probably the kind of thing you're saying right now. BBC have collated some of the pictures best capturing his spell at Real Madrid so have a look at that if you'd like. BBC chief football writer Phil Mcnulty wonders if his potential return to Chelsea will be a big risk for Roman Abramovich, And you can read BBC's piece on whether he should return to his old love.
Chelsea ready to challenge for £25m forward Stevan Jovetic- Chelsea FoR eVer Chelsea are ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for £25 million Fiorentina striker Stevan Jovetic. Jose Mourinho will sign his new £12m a year four-year contract with Chelsea on Monday, and wants to challenge the club's London rivals for Jovetic. Mourinho, who has agreed the deal in principal with owner Roman Abramovich, will fly into London on Sunday, following Real Madrid's last game of the season at home to Osasuna the previous evening. And one of Mourinho's first acts will be to launch a £25m bid to steal Jovetic from under the noses of Arsenal, with a number of the Blues striking options in the transfer market proving out of reach. Former Chelsea target Radamel Falcao completed his £51m switch from Atletico Madrid to Monaco yesterday, while Edinson Cavani of Napoli has been ruled too expensive at £52m with £250,000-a-week wages. A source close to the club told the Daily Express: “Jovetic is a definite option for C ...
BREAKING NEWS: Jose Mourinho AGREESFOUR-YEAR CHELSEA DEAL Jose Mourinho will fly to London on June 2 – and sign a four-year contract at Chelsea worth £250,000 a week. Mourinho will jet in the day after his final game in charge of Real Madrid to seal his mega deal. That is a commitment of around £50m from owner Roman Abramovich for the second coming of The Special One. Mourinho is so keen to get startedin his new job he will not waste any time after Real’s final game against Osasuna at the Bernabeu. He will be accompanied on the trip by his fitness coach Rui Faria and goalkeeping coach Silvino Louro. But there is no prospect of Chelsea signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Madrid as the superstar’s relationship with Mourinho has broken down. Although Mourinho is coming to London on Sunday week – he bought a home in the capital last year – there are no plans yet to formally announce him as the new boss at Stamford Bridge. His salary this time is around three times what he was paid when he first arrived ...
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Football transfer rumours: Edinson Cavani to join Mourinho at Chelsea? To the Bridge! Photograph: Roberto Salomone/AFP/Getty Images He might be a little bit paunchier, greyer and fonder of wearing a tracksuit on the touchline but none of that really matters, for this is a glorious day: daddy's coming home! Yes, try to contain your surprise at the news that Real Madrid have let José Mourinho go after three fairly underwhelming and tempestuous years, freeing him up for a return to Chelsea. Their supporters are understandably delighted at the news although there are some onlookers claiming you should never go back, a theory which is given credence by Mourinho wanting to bring in Steve Kean as a coach. Careful, José, the Mill can see it now: two years of success, then a fall-out with Roman Abramovich over which Spiderman film was the best, and before you know it Kean will be the new Chelsea manager. The first thing on Mourinho's to-do list is to sign Edinson Cavani and he'll have an added incentive on that ...
Morning Paper Talk: -Jose Mourinho is leaving Real Madrid and his switch to Chelsea will not cost Roman Abramovich a penny. (Daily Express) -Liverpool are close to making the surprise signing of Kolo Toure from Manchester City. (Daily Express) -Steve Harper is determined to keep on playing having left Newcastle. (Daily Express) -David Moyes will meet Wayne Rooney to demand 100 percent commitment to Manchester United - or give the go-ahead for his exit. (The Sun) -Jack Wilshere wants to wear the England armband. (The Sun) -Rafa Benitez has been offered a swift return to management by Napoli. (The Sun) -Reading striker Noel Hunt wants a new club after five years at the Madejski Stadium. (The Sun) -Carlton Cole's seven years at West Ham are over. (The Sun) -Tony Pulis is ready to offer Phil Neville his first step into coaching at Stoke. (The Sun) -Gareth Bale will commit his future to White Hart Lane for one more season but wants Tottenham to pay him £200,000 per week. (Daily Mail) - Richard Dunne will not ...
Chelsea to make an shocking move for Wayne Rooney roo-280_1148300a.jpg?w=610 Blues’ billionaire owner Roman Abramovich has personally sanctioned a stunning £30million move for the unsettled Manchester United star – who had a plea for a move rejected by manager Alex Ferguson a fortnight ago. There has been growing speculation about Wayne Rooney’s future at Man United, pre-dating news of Ferguson’s departure, and the 27 year old has certainly played a less pivotal role in the club’s Premier League title success this term as he has in previous campaigns. Rooney has started 22 out of 36 Premier League fixtures this term and has, perhaps more tellingly, not started crucial fixtures in recent months, including last weekend’s home match with Chelsea as well as Man United’s Champions League second leg encounter with Real Madrid. Indeed Chelsea may feel that the potential appointment of David Moyes as Ferguson’s successor could lead Rooney to seek a Man United exit. The Everton boss was very vocal ...
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Chelsea along with Portugese manager Jose Mourinho next season. Roman Abramovich has expressed his desire to sign Cristiano to improve his roster to challenge for the title next season. Source:
Jose Mourinho is reported accepted an offer to return as Chelsea manager at the end of the season after having dinner with club owner Roman Abramovich in West London on Wednesday evening. According to the Daily Mail, the Real Madrid boss met with…
Jose Mourinho has agreed a sensational return to Chelsea. But the Special One’s emotional comeback is unlikely to be officially announced until July 1. Until then both Chelsea and the outgoing Real Madrid chief will shy away from publicly confirming any deal is done. Mourinho is still under contract at Real. But, barring any last-minute hitch, he will be back at Stamford Bridge on a £10million-a-year package.  Trace57 sports can reveal he and Blues owner Roman Abramovich were spotted having dinner at La Famiglia restaurant in Chelsea. Dutch star Wesley Sneijder, who played for Mourinho at Inter Milan, has revealed the Portuguese coach harbours a deep love of Chelsea. He said: “In Jose’s heart it goes his wife, his kids, then Chelsea. “He has never made any secret about wanting to coach in England again — and when you hear him talk about Chelsea I don’t think he could coach any other team there. “It sounds crazy, but when he talks about the Premier League and Chelsea, it’s like a kid who ...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich arranged to meet Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho on his yacht to discuss the...
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich will reportedly look to follow up an expected move to reappoint Jose Mourinho as manager of his Stamford Bridge side by making available significant funds for the Bernabeu boss to use in pursuit of a trio of his Real Madrid squad this summer. Click link to read full story...
Chelsea news: Chelsea fans are hoping to see Jose Mourinho return to Stamford Bridge in the summer, but the Portuguese tactician isn’t going to come cheap with the Daily Mail reporting that Roman Abramovich will need to pay Real Madrid a fee believed to be in the region of £12 million to buy out the remainder of the 50 year old’s contract.
Jose Mourinho is coming back at the Stamford Bridge and with him will land Atletico Madrid’s striker Falcao.The current Real Madrid boss after the elimination from the Champion league of Borussia Dortmund,has hinted that he is leaving to England,or more concrete to Chelsea.According to Goal.com bot...
Jose Mourinho to Chelsea: Roman Abramovich must pay Real Madrid £12m for manager
Real Madrid boss having apparently signed a deal with Roman Abramovich which means the Special One will shortly be back in English football
Mourinho would snub mega-money at PSG for Chelsea return Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho would snub a mega-money move to PSG in favour of a return to Chelsea. A report from the Express claims the Portuguese that left Stamford Bridge under a cloud in 2007 “dreams” of going back to manage the Blues for a second time. Mourinho’s humble reaction to Real Madrid’s victory over Manchester United on the Champions League on Wednesday has been taken in some corners as an indicator that he wants to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in the Old Trafford hot seat. However, this report suggests Mourinho is eyeing up a reunion with Roman Abramovich at Chelsea and they reference French media to report that discussions have already taken place between his agent and the Blues owner. They also claim the agent, Jorge Mendes, had previously held discussions with PSG over a prospective move but that the interest has waned in recent weeks. This could be down to their claim that Chelsea’s oligarch and Mendes have been speakin ...
Facts on a similar fixture way back in 2003;   Manchester United 4-3 Real Madrid – stories from a stunning night in 2003 Ahead of the forthcoming clash between the two European heavyweights, Jamie Jackson recalls the night when Ronaldo lit up Old Trafford in a seven-goal Champions League thriller. The date was 23 April 2003. United defeated Madrid 4-3 but were still knocked out of the quarter-finals 6-5 on aggregate by the galacticos of Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and Roberto Carlos. A Russian billionaire named Roman Abramovich, a guest at the ground that night, was so inspired by what he saw that he decided to buy Chelsea that summer, changing the face of British football   United had lost the first leg 3-1 to Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on 8 April. A Raul double plus a Luis Figo strike was answered by a Ruud van Nistelrooy finish which grabbed Ferguson’s team a precious away goal. Quinton Fortune, Manchester United midfielder: “We were frustrated over there the way the ...
back, as talks have begun? Chelsea are in talks to bring back firm fans favourite Jose Mourinho when Rafa Benitez gets the boot in the summer, according to reports in the London Evening Standard. Mourinho is surely heading out of the Real Madrid door and us, Man City and PSG are the leading contenders to acquire his services. However, it is the blues which look like nailing down his signature as talks have reportedly begun. It is believed Mourinho is willing to work under Roman Abramovich once again despite a breakdown in the pair’s relationship leading to his sacking in the past Discussions are at a very early stage,Mourinho is thought to have issues his usual terms and will only return to Stamford Bridge if he can exert greater control over the club’s transfer policy and has also sought guarantees over less interference from Abramovich in team affairs. Mourinho is loved by pretty much everybody at Chelsea and he is the only man for the job, so the reports that he is in talks is very exciting for us ...
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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich famously first caught the football bug while watching Real Madrid play Manchester United in the Champions League at Old Trafford in 2003, deciding ...
Spanish TV show Punto Pelota claim that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez doesn't want to ruin the pact of 'non aggression' between themselves and Atletico Madrid, which gives Chelsea a free run at long-term target Radamel Falcao and suggested a deal may be in place. Following the continuing failures of goal-shy forward Fernando Torres it's fairly certain that Roman Abramovich would like to bolster their attacking options this summer and it was even rumoured that Falcao was given a tour of London and the club's training facilities, so could he be the man to lead the line for Chelsea next season? I can imagine Falcao arriving after the end of this season but I doubt anything is concrete yet and even if a fee and terms had been agreed, any deal would likely depend on Champions League qualification and he may even want to see who our next manager will be. The forward has been in fine goal scoring form for the past four years for Porto before moving to Atletico Madrid. During his time in Portugal he play ...
Manchester United v Real Madrid in the Champions League. today for the first time since 2003 Seems like only yesterday I was sitting in Collis with Peter Brewitt Peter Bohler Jonathan Eisenman Jamil Batcha, watching Ronaldo (fat one) score a hat trick over poor United. Beckham's falling out with SAF made clear to the whole world by being benched for the game in place of Ole Gunnar Solksjaar with Becks sold to Madrid that summer, and replaced by a pimple faced phenom, the real Ronaldo, who now also plays for Madrid. In the stands, one Roman Abramovich, who was so caught up in the excitement he decided to spend billions on buying Chelsea a few titles and clutching for the Champions League. Ten Years goes by pretty fast.
Claude Makelele is the only Chelsea player to have had a position named after him. Claude was one of the first signings by the club after the Roman Abramovich takeover and proved to be one of the most influential. Allowing Makelele to join Chelsea, the president of his previous club, Real Madrid, stated that, 'We will not miss him, his technique is average, he lacks speed and skill, his distribution goes backwards or sideways. New players will arrive to make us forget Makelele.' Over the next five years, Chelsea won two league titles, an FA Cup and two League Cups. Real Madrid won nothing.
Jose Mourinho & Michael Essien attend the press ahead of the Real Madrid - Manchester United Champions League first leg at the Bernabeu. This is the original...
PREVIEW: United vs Real Madrid Date, time and coverage: Wednesday 13 February, 19:45 GMT kick-off. Live on Sky Sports. Also follow it live on ManUtd.com with text and radio commentary. Form guide: For all the talk of Real Madrid's domestic struggles, with Jose Mourinho's side sitting in third place in La Liga, the recent form has hardly been disastrous. A 1-0 defeat at Granada was a shock but that's the only reverse in the last 10 fixtures. Comprehensive thumpings of Celta Vigo, Valencia, Getafe and Granada all came during that run. United's last defeat came in the Champions League dead rubber against CFR Cluj in early December and four wins on the spin have set things up nicely for the Bernabeu, helping to extend the lead at the Barclays Premier League summit to 12 points. Last meeting: A 4-3 win at Old Trafford ultimately proved fruitless with Real progressing 6-5 on aggregate but it was a compelling game that, legend has it, caused Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to fall in love with football. Ronaldo h ...
Chelsea are set to use Thibaut Courtois as a bargaining tool in their bid to land Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao. The Metro reports that the Blues could be willing to sacrifice the man they see as Petr Cech’s long-term replacement at Stamford Bridge in order to land the Colombian striker. Roman Abramovich’s £50million man is continuing to struggle for form and it looks as if the Russian billionaire could be set to give up on Fernando Torres and spend big on Falcao in an attempt to bring Premier League success back to the Bridge. Progress The Belgian stopper is currently enjoying his second season long loan in Madrid, helping Atletico reach the dizzy heights of second in La Liga, one place above archrivals Real Madrid. Courtois has been an inspirational figure at the Spanish club after being brought in to replace David De Gea who left Atletico to join Manchester United 18 months ago. His crowning achievement at the club so far is a Europa League triumph in his first season, but he could arguab ...
Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their search for a new permanent manager after Jurgen Klopp insisted he will not move to ‐Stamford Bridge next season. The 45-year-old Borussia Dortmund boss is one of Chelsea’s main targets to take charge next term after their first choice, Pep Guardiola, decided to join Bayern Munich in the summer. Klopp is one of the best young coaches in Europe, having won the Double in 2012 playing an exciting brand of football. He also impressed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich as Dortmund topped a Champions League group this season featuring Real Madrid, Ajax and Manchester City. -jla
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly waiting for a call from Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich to ask him to return to the club and replace Rafael Benitez.
sports nuz. Atletico Madrid push Simeone to pen new deal Atletico Madrid will move to secure Diego Simeone to a new contract this month. Amid interest from Chelsea, Atletico hope to end any doubts by agreeing new terms with the Argentine in the coming days, says AS. Simeone will seek assurances that the team won't be broken up ahead of putting pen to paper. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is in Malaga today. It emerged this morning that Abramovich is keen to make Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini his next managerial appointment - ahead of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. And the Daily Mail says the Russian billionaire is in Malaga on business today. Diego Pablo Simeone Date of birth April 28, 1970 (age 42) Place of birth Buenos Aires, Argentina Teams managed 2006 Racing 2006–2007 Estudiantes 2008 River Plate 2009–2010 San Lorenzo 2011 Catania 2011 Racing 2011– Atlético Madrid Pepe returns to Real Madrid training ahead of Man Utd clash Pepe took part in Real Madrid training yesterday. The defen ...
★ ★ Mourinho Wanted To Return To Chelsea ★ ★. ... NEWS-CHELSEA FC || One mission for Jose Mourinho, who is preparing to return to the United Kingdom with docked to Stamford Bridge and Chelsea's rescue. "The Special One" even mentions the Club in Chelsea as she loved. Portugal's coach appears to be a stickler like waiting for Godot. Mou awaits orders from hopeful Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich. Russia is now home to the millionaire was looking for a new Manager to replace Rafa Benitez's position. Benitez's position at Stamford Bridge all difficult, as her team's 2-3 defeat to swallow from Newcastle in a match on Saturday last week. Much of the criticism of Benitez reaping the supporters of "The Blues". "Let me save Chelsea," he said briefly as quoted from The Sun page. Mourinho would leave Spain this summer. Real Madrid's position in the increasingly difficult, because the retainer Madrid refers to him as authoritarian coaches. Mou received many offers from several clubs, among others from Paris Sa ...
Chelsea draw up shortlist to replace Benitez with Bundesliga winner top of the pile! Very interesting… Chelsea fans will be pleased to hear that their club have identified Rafael Benitez’s replacement and he could be in place sooner rather than later. The man Roman Abramovich wants to take over the reins at Chelsea is Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp. Also in the running is Everton’s David Moyes and ex-Real Madrid manager Manuel Pellegrini. -Dave
Ashley Cole is to sign a new mega deal with Chelsea worth a whopping £10million. The staggering one-year extension makes England star Cole the world’s highest-paid left-back. A Chelsea insider said: “Ash is getting around £200,000 a week but he is worth every penny. Everyone is pleased it has been sorted at last.” But 32-year-old Cole’s bid to bag a longer deal beyond 2014 has ended in failure. Blues owner Roman Abramovich is adamant all players over 30 will be offered only one-year extensions. But Cole’s love for the club and the big pay rise from his current £150,000-a-week deal has convinced him to ignore interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris St Germain to stay at SW6. The Chelsea insider added: “The agreement is great news for Chelsea — and for Ashley. “We keep a world-class player and he gets a good pay rise that keeps him up with the game’s top earners.” But while Cole is staying, there is still no movement regarding midfielder Frank Lampard, 34, who is also o ...
Chelsea will reportedly *** the credentials of Jurgen Klopp, Diego Simeone and Michael Laudrup following Pep Guardiola's decision to join Bayern Munich, while Jose Mourinho remains the favourite for the Stamford Bridge job. Bayern Munich announced the capture of Guardiola on Wednesday afternoon, much to the disappointment of Chelsea, and the Former Barcelona boss will succeed incumbent Jupp Heynckes on July 1. According to The Guardian, Chelsea had initially approached Guardiola last summer prior to the full-time appointment of Roberto Di Matteo, but the Catalan was intent on spending time with his family on sabbatical in New York. Chelsea were reported to be planning another move for Guardiola at the end of season with Rafa Benitez only in interim charge, but Roman Abramovich must now look elsewhere for his next appointment. The Guardian claim that Abramovich, who has patched up his differences with Mourinho since the Portuguese's departure in 2007, is likely to approach the Real Madrid boss, who is f .. ...
Chelsea rumours as Ashley Cole is linked with Real Madrid and papers suggest that Roman Abramovich could be ready to offer Pep Guardiola £18m a year to become the club's next manager.
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Spurs intend to begin negotiations on Monday with Crystal Palace about winger Wilfried Zaha. Spurs will initially offered £10m for the star player. Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to re-open talks with Frank Lampard about extending his stay at Stamford Bridge. Swansea City boss Michael Ladrup is adamant that top-scorer Michu is not for sale. "There is no way he will leave… it is absolutely out of the question.” “Newcastle have just lost their top scorer mid-season and that is obviously very bad. Especially because it is not easy to find a guy who scores goals like him." Liverpool and Blackpool have come to an impasse on winger Tom Ince. Liverpool has offered £4m but Blackpool want £6m. Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are all interested in Real Madrid midfielder Luca Modric. Modric was sold by Tottenham to Madrid in August for £33 million. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is desperately trying to convince legend Jamie Carragher not to retire and to stay with the club ano ...
TRANSFER GOSSIP Aston Villa are considering a move for Manchester City's out-of-favour 30-year-old defender Joleon Lescott, who supported Villa as a boy. Full story: Daily Mirror Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish expects forward Wilfried Zaha, 20, to stay at Selhurst Park until the summer - but admits a big bid could tempt the Championship club to sell in January. Full story: talkSPORT Meanwhile, Manchester United are in pole position to sign Zaha and the Old Trafford club are confident of recruiting the England international in the summer. Full story: ESPN Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has been quoted by Spanish newspaper AS as describing reports linking striker Radamel Falcao, 26, with Real Madrid as "totally false". Full story: Sky Sports Tottenham will listen to offers for England international midfielder Jake Livermore, 23, this month, with London rivals QPR and Fulham monitoring the situation. Full story: Daily Mail Newcastle have compiled a shortlist of strikers to replace Chelsea-bou ...
Transfer Rumour: Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is prepared to pay €30million to secure a deal for Argentinian international and Real Madrid forward Gonzalo Higuain.
Real Madrid are new favourites in Spain to sign Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao. In a bombshell that will rock Chelsea and their owner Roman Abramovich, Punto Pelota says Atletico president Enrique Cerezo has confided to friends that an agreement with Real for Falcao has been in place "for some time". The conversation occurred during Atletico's clash with Celta Vigo, when Cerezo told one of the invited guests that Falcao "had something signed with Real Madrid for some time". Atletico chief Miguel Angel Gil Marin added to the speculation recently, when saying of Falcao: "He has the right to decide his own future. "He's very comfortable at home, in the city and the team."
Roman Abramovich is ringing Transfer News bells for Chelsea FC as reports suggest that the Blues are planning to enter the bidding process to sign Real Madrid striker, Gonzalo Higuain. With the dearth of strikers at Stamford Bridge the Argentine striker could provide the aim the Blues seem to be...
News.. Roman Abramovich has stepped in to push Chelsea in the right direction over Radamel Falcao as the Daily Mail reports that the Russian owner is prepared to offer a staggering £10m-a-year contract to the Atletico Madrid striker. The astronomical salary would have to be preceded by a hefty transfer fee to begin with as the Blues are fighting Real Madrid for the Colombian’s signature. The Mirror reports that Liverpool, currently in 10th spot in the standings, have legitimate fears that Theo Walcott will not even consider them as an option if he does leave Arsenal in January due to the lack of Champions League football, thus putting Chelsea and Man United at the head of the queue for the winger. United could also be in the market for a winger should Nani be allowed to leave in the winter, with the Corriere Dello Sport claiming that Roma are interested in taking the out-of-favour Portuguese star to his preferred Serie A. Frank Lampard’s long and illustrious association with Chelsea is nearing its en ...
Tinker man: Claudio Ranieri was the first man to get his hands on Roman Abramovich's millions... but he lasted just one season Big players bought: Damien Duff (Blackburn, £17m), Hernan Crespo (Inter Milan, £16.8m), Claude Makelele (Real Madrid, £16.6m), Adrian Mutu (Parma, £15.8m), Juan Veron (Manchester United £15m), Scott Parker(Charlton, £10m), Wayne Bridge (Southampton, £7m), Geremi (Real Madrid, £7m), Joe Cole (West Ham £6.6m), Glen Johnson (West Ham, £6m),Alexei Smertin (Bordeaux, £3.5m). What went on: Ranieri was already under pressure before a ball had been kicked but armed with a blank cheque book, the Italian came so close to instant success. However, an agonising Champions League semi-final exit to Monaco and double defeats against Arsenal in the league ensured the Blues ended the season potless and Ranieri was soon dismissed. Premier League finish: Runners-up Trophies : None Special One: Jose Mourinho 2004/05 Who was in charge : Jose Mourinho Big players bought in : Didier Drogba ( ...
Abramovic ready to pay big bucks for Liverpool star. Chelsea want Luis Suarez and reckon they can land the Anfield star by installing Pep Guardiola as boss, writes the Sunday People. Suarezs agent is Guardiolas brother Pere and Liverpool fear the link will trigger the Uruguayans exit. Roman Abramovich wants former Barca chief Guardiola as his next manager and dreams of linking Suarez with Atletico Madrids Radamel Falcao, believed to be ­heading Chelseas way in January. But in the background is Jose Mourinho, who would love to manage Chelsea again and whose daughter Tita has enrolled in a London college. Mourinho is still on good terms with Abramovich and is keen to return to the Premier League, sensing his time at Real Madrid is up. But Chelsea fans may think Guardiola is the better option if he can guarantee Suarezs signature. Manchester City are also in the hunt but Chelsea will match their salary offer once they sell Fernando Torres. SOURCE: Sunday People It is no secret that Chelsea owner Roman Abra ...
Sports Radio Brila FM shared the following link and had this to say about it: Abramovich considers paying whopping £25m compensation to bring Mourinho back to Chelsea.dailymail.co.uk Roman Abramovich is ready to pay whatever it takes to get Jose Mourinho back at Chelsea after settling his differences with the Real Madrid manager. A Chelsea source said: 'Such is Roman's determination to bring back Mourinho th...
Chelsea revealed it made a profit of £1.4m for the financial year ending on 30 June, the first time the club has made a profit since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich took over as owner in 2003. The West London club also recorded a record group turnover of £255.7m. The team won the Champions League last season as well as the FA Cup. The profit comes after a £67.7m loss in the previous financial year. Chelsea says it is in a strong position to comply with UEFA's Financial Fair Play criteria for the coming seasons. The increase in turnover puts them above Arsenal in the money league and in fifth place in the world behind Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Di Matteo caught between a rock and a hard place in bid to please Abramovich The day after Chelsea had surrendered their 2-0 lead at The Bridge to Juventus, their billionaire owner Roman Abramovich made one of his rare somewhat minatory visits to the training ground at Cobham, together with his entourage. If he wanted explanations, perhaps he could have concentrated on the loan this season to Real Madrid of Michael Essien their Ghanaian midfielder. Last season it is true, injuries largely kept Essien out of the Chelsea side. This summer it was evidently decided – but by whom? That he was surplus to requirements. Not, though, in the opinion of The Special One and Former Chelsea manager – till he was summarily sacked by Abramovich – Jose Mourinho. Not only did he snap up the Ghanaian midfielder on loan but he actually started him in the Euro game against Manchester City at the Bernabeu. With it should be said, substantial success. Essien, as we know, has a distinguished past as a bulwark of midfield, ...
Michael Essien was on his way to another club from Chelsea until Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho made an intervention to secure the midfielder at the Bernabeu on loan before the end of the August 2012 transfer window.
Jose Mourinho plans to return to English football after Real Madrid – but says he hopes that Sir Alex Ferguson will still be in charge at United when he does return. Mourinho has long been touted as a likely successor to Ferguson, but the current Real Madrid manager claimed that for him the ‘perfect scenario’ is that the man he calls ‘The Boss’ is still at Old Trafford. The Former Chelsea manager also insists he still maintains a ‘great relationship’ with owner Roman Abramovich and that he hates the price of fame, which has seen his 12-year-old son abused while playing football. Asked about succeeding Ferguson, Mourinho said: “No, the perfect scenario when I go there is to coach, because I think football will lose a lot when he stops. “For me, he's the boss. I call him the boss because he's the boss of the coaches and I hope that when I go back to English football he still manages Man United.”
Transfer Conspiracy Theory: Chelsea and the great gaffer hunt. I pigeonhole Roman Abramovich because it's fun to. I have no dirt on the guy. As far as billionaire megalomaniacs go, he seems pretty normal. Here goes... I was wrong to assume that Pep Guardiola would eventually join Chelsea. I think Roman and Jose are concocting a special plan to bring the Special One, I'm sorry, the 'ONLY' one, back to Stamford Bridge with none other than Cristiano Ronaldo in his pocket. Here's how it works - 1. Mourinho does not love Real Madrid. He says he does, but he doesn't. He loves Mourinho and I don't blame him. Roman Abramovich also loves Mourinho and knows that he is the surest ticket to European domination when Pep ends the soul search and returns to Barça. 2. Mourinho gets a fictional phone call from Roman. "Jose, come back and bring Ronaldo with you." Mourinho chuckles, calls Andre Villas Boas, and offers an olive branch by paying a respectable fee for Modric. He also demands the right of first refusal on all ...
Chelsea trailing Modric as Madrid interest wanes Luka Modric remains a target for Champions League winners Chelsea but interest in the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder from Real Madrid has lessened over the last week, the Daily Telegraph has reported. The newspaper adds that Tottenham are prepared for Modric to leave this summer but chairman Daniel Levy will not let the 26-year-old leave for anything less than what he believes is his full value. The Telegraph claims Spurs will not accept less than £50m for the Croatia international. Chelsea were dogged pursuers of Modric a year ago, having a series of bids rejected by Levy, with the Telegraph revealing both that one such offer was turned down shortly before the close of the summer transfer window, and that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich vowed to Modric that he would pick up his interest again this summer. Madrid’s interest in Modric is said to have declined after Nuri Sahin, the Turkey midfielder, refused to be included in any offer as a makeweight. Manche ...
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Chelsea face competition from Real Madrid for Sao Paulo star Lucas Moura. The Sun says Real will step up their attempts to beat Chelsea for the signature of Br azilian starlet Lucas. Blues owner Roman Abramovich personally sanctioned a £32m bid for the rising Sao Paulo star. His agent insists Moura will not move until after the 2014 World Cup — but that claim has fallen on deaf ears in Madrid.
1. Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a £12m deal for Borussia Dortmund's 23-year-old midfielder Shinji Kagawa. 2. Manchester United have made initial enquiries about the availability of Manchester City's 24-year-old winger Adam Johnson. 3. Manchester United and Manchester City both have their eye on Papiss Cisse, who scored 13 times in 14 games after joining Newcastle in January. 4. Rennes have told both Arsenal and Inter Milan they can forget about signing 21-year-old Yann M'Vila until after Euro 2012, with the want-away midfielder likely to attract more offers whilst in the shop window. 5. Liverpool will have to act fast in a battle with Galatasaray if they want to resurrect their interest in Real Madrid's 29-year-old midfielder Hamit Altintop. 6. Ex-Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola wants a face-to-face meeting with Roman Abramovich before deciding whether to take over as Chelsea manager.
ANALYSIS Chelsea defied the odds and critics to win the 2011-12 Champions League, getting the better of the much-fancied Bayern Munich 4-3 on penalties in the final on May 19 at the Allianz Arena. It was the Blues’ first-ever triumph in Europe’s premier club competition as owner Roman Abramovich finally claimed the one trophy he has been searching for since his takeover of the London side in 2003. While Chelsea continue to revel in their hard-fought success, they must be prepared to face a stiffer test next season if they are to become the first club in the Champions League era to successfully defend the title. The likes of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona, Premier League champions Manchester City, Italian powerhouse Juventus and French big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain will all be gunning to replace the Blues on the throne, and will make all the necessary effort during the summer transfer window to strengthen their respective squads
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has actively discussed the prospect of bidding for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Jose Mourinho is set to snub Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and sign a new Real Madrid deal — worth a staggering £10million a year after tax
Jose Mourinho has told Roman Abramovich he will be staying with Real Madrid and not coming back to rule over Stamford Bridge again
Wouldn't it just be like Life, if somehow Chelsea were to face a Jose Mourinho lead Real Madrid in the Champions League Final?.The better question is perhaps what would be more indicative of 'Just like LIFE' for Roman Abramovich?. If Chelsea were to win, or if Chelsea were to lose. I say LOSE. Abramovich deserves to get right almost to the mountain top but only to be beaten by Jose Mourinho. That would be sporting justice well served.
Real Madrid's Jose Mourinho and Barcelona's Pep Guardiola are the favourites to step into Andre Villas-Boas' shoes at Chelsea.
Some call it football,others call it soccer,but I call it the round leather Royal rumble.Europe's elite club cup competition is at its cracking edge once again where mistakes cannot be forgiven for as the saying goes "no one ever remembers a semi finalist",and true to talk,there has never been a more anticipated semi final fixture than these in recent years.So much so at stake,Its Real Madrid - Bayern Munich and Chelsea - Barcelona.Undoubtedly Mourinho's last chance to lift a major silverware with Real Madrid,what more motivation can there be for the Bavarians than playing the final on their own ground at the Allianz Arena,Chelsea look set to make the final again and this time,hand the holy grail to Roman Abramovich for the first time in Chelsea's history,and finally,this is Barcelona's chance of making history as the first team to win the trophy back to back.A lot at stake,everyone to make history if they go through and eventually win.But all these motivations are accompanied by an equal pressure,who can ...
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his future to Real Madrid even though he is reportedly high on Roman Abramovich's wish-list. (Express)
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