Roman Abramovich is sending his right-hand woman Marina Granovskaia has been sent to Madrid to formally offer Jose Mourinho the managerial position at Chelsea for the 2013-14 season, according to reports in Spain.
El Confidencial claim that Mourinho’s representative Jorge Mendes was in London and although he is the agent for several players in the city, it’s thought that he met with Granovskaia to discuss Chelsea’s potential move for the Real Madrid boss and will travel to the Spanish capital with the foundations of a possible financial agreement.
The report also goes on to suggest that Abramovich is aware of Paris Saint-Germain’s interest in the Portuguese coach and is keen to end what has become a soap opera, which have in no small part been fuelled by none other than the Special One himself, and the Spanish publication believe that Mourinho is holding all the cards, relishing the balance of power in his favour.
El Confidencial also imply that the recent demands over wages that the British press reported are a little wide of the mark and the future of Frank Lampard has nothing to do with whether the deal will go through or not, as most are certain that the player is destined to leave for the US with LA Galaxy being the most likely club for the veteran midfielder.
Whilst Mourinho is enjoying the attention and the demand for his services he also knows that Abramovich knows that the two-time Champions League winning coach has grown tired of the politics that dominates the Santiago Bernabeu and sees his future back in English football, but this does not mean that he could end up back in the Premier League via PSG and at another club other than Chelsea.
The story seems quite the opposite to Rob Beasley’s piece in The Sun as he believes Abramovich is dallying on the deal but the Spanish are saying that it is Mourinho that refuses to commit to anything for the time being.