Jose Mourinho could stay with Real Madrid

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Jose Mourinho could reportedly stay with Real Madrid beyond this season after talks with club president Florentino Perez, amid suggestions the Portuguese manager has agreed to join Chelsea in the summer.

The future of Mourinho has been the subject of speculation all season, with some reports claiming the 50-year-old has already signed an agreement that will see him leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the current campaign.

However, according to Punto Pelota, Mourinho has held constructive discussions with Perez, with the Real Madrid president outlining his desire for the former Chelsea boss to continue his work with Los Blancos into next season.

The conclusion of the talks was that Mourinho could stay with Real Madrid, with the Merengues boss having told Perez that, contrary to some reports, he has not agreed anything with any potential suitors.

It had been claimed that Mourinho had already accepted the opportunity to become Chelsea manager when the interim tenure of Rafael Benitez expires at the end of the season, while weekend reports suggested the ex-Blues boss wants to bring Cristiano Ronaldo with him to Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho was spotted at Chelsea's ground last week, where he was watching Brazil play Russia, to further speculation that he would return to west London, while he remains the clear favourite with the bookmakers to replace Benitez.

The former Inter Milan manager is listed at 1/5 with some bookies to come back to Chelsea, with David Moyes the next nearest contender at 12/1.

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