Afternoon Report: May 30

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Jose Mourinho's imminent return to Stamford Bridge would be a 'disaster' for Chelsea, according to Barcelona vice-president Carles Vilarrubi.

Vilarrubi has warned Chelsea that Mourinho brought 'nothing good' to Spanish football during his three years with Real Madrid.

Manuel Pellegrini has revealed he rejected the advances of Paris Saint-Germain in order to become the manager of Manchester City.

The Chilean is set to leave Malaga this summer, and claims he has already reached a verbal agreement to succeed Roberto Mancini.

Manchester United have the best group of central defenders in Europe, according to former Red Devil Jaap Stam.

Stam says United have the perfect blend between old and young centre-backs, and claims no other team can compare.

Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain claims Ireland made things 'a bit tasty' against England at Wembley on Wednesday.

Ireland secured a 1-1 draw against Roy Hodgson's side and, despite criticism of the quality on show, Oxlade-Chamberlain says it was a 'really good game'.

Andre Villas-Boas believes Tottenham's pre-season trip to Hong Kong will be the ideal preparation for the new Premier League season.

Spurs will face Sunderland and Manchester City during their time in Asia.

Barcelona won the Copa Catalunya on Wednesday evening, courtesy of a penalty shootout win against Espanyol.

Simao had put Espanyol ahead, but a late Cesc Fabregas leveller ensured the encounter went to spot-kicks, where Barca triumphed 4-2.

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