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Who will Jose Mourinho sign for Chelsea?

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It is expected to be announced in the next fortnight or so that Jose Mourinho will be returning to Stamford Bridge for a second stint as Chelsea manager and the chances are the 'Special One' may bring some Real Madrid players with him.

Mourinho's future has dominated the papers for the last month or so and after the La Liga season finished, it was finally confirmed that the self-proclaimed Special One will not be manager come next season.

This was perfectly linked with Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez confirming that he will be leaving the club in the summer and the Spaniard dropped the biggest hint that Mourinho will be replacing him when he said: "I think everyone knows who will be here next season."

So if Mourinho is to return to The Bridge for a second stint as manager, he is more than likely to bring some players with him from Madrid, despite not being a liked figure among a lot of the players there.

Here are four players that he could be bringing with him to England:

Raphaël Varane

The 20-year-old centre-back broke into Madrid's first-team because of Mourinho and he has impressed ever since.

Producing a formidable partnership with Sergio Ramos, the French defender has put in some fine performances against the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid and Mourinho could be tempted to bring him to The Bridge as one of the centre-backs for the future of Chelsea.

Luka Modric

Mourinho signed the midfielder for Madrid from Tottenham back in the summer for a fee estimated around £30million and he could favour bringing him back to England.

A source inside Chelsea has been quoted saying that Mourinho is very interested in bringing Modric with him and it is expected that the club will have to pay Madrid the same as what Madrid paid Tottenham.

Xabi Alonso

It is reported that Alonso and Mourinho are great friends and love working with each other, so the Spaniard could make the move with Mourinho to continue that partnership.

The move could be in danger because of Alonso's past with Liverpool, fierce-rivals to Chelsea, but Mourinho will not let that get in the way as he tries to build-up a new Chelsea team.

Alonso is out of contract at Madrid next season and he has previously rejected a two-year contract offer from the club as he wants to wait to see what Mourinho does.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Probably the most unlikely move out of the four, but still a move that Mourinho would love to make happen.

Signed from Manchester United for £80million, the Portuguese star has got even better during his time in Spain and Mourinho would like to continue working with the winger, even if it is in Chelsea colours.

Ronaldo once said he would only move back to England to work with Sir Alex Ferguson again, but as the United boss has now retired, it doesn't seem he will be working with him again.

Chelsea would have to fork out a lot of money for Ronaldo and maybe even more than what Madrid paid United, but I'm sure that won't stop Roman Abramovich.

 

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