I have lost count at how many times Jose Mourinho has signed a deal that will see him make a return to Stamford Bridge this summer but we have yet another rumour, only this time he’s bringing Radamel Falcao according to German publication Bild.
The story generated quite a bit of excitement on Twitter when it went online last night after Mourinho’s side were schooled by Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund. The reason why people reacted in this way was because Bild were the ones that broke the Mario Gotze to Bayern Munich rumours…so what?
Like any publication whether it be Bild, L’Equipe, Marca, Gazzetta Dello Sport or the Guardian, they will all print rumours and sometimes there sources will come good, most of the time they don’t.
The original article is only about 150 words long and was probably put up on the quick to get hits on the website as well as the numerous retweets across Twitter and shares on Facebook.
If there is a source on this one then my guess is that it’s Jorge Mendes as he represents both Mourinho and Falcao, and it has been claimed on a number of occasions that the Portuguese manager is lobbying hard for the job at Stamford Bridge but has Roman Abramovich to convince, whereas it’s been presented as the other way around by the majority of the British media.
I don’t know what the future holds for Mourinho but have this nagging feeling (and this really is nothing more than a hunch) that those who want him back will be left disappointed and he’ll end up at Paris Saint-Germain, where he has the opportunity to further boost his CV by winning a league title in a fifth different country. I think he’s more than likely on Abramovich’s list but the final decision is the Russian’s and he may want to opt for a more expansive style of football and someone with a proven record of player development.
As for Falcao, it’s looking more likely than it ever did but we know how quickly these things can change.