Other Sports of Friday, 19 April 2013

Source: ghanasoccernet

Essien to return to Chelsea with Mourinho

Ghana midfield star Michael Essien could return to Chelsea as it has emerged that the Blue have offered Jose Mourinho a contract to return to the English club.

Essien, who is on loan at Real Madrid from Chelsea, moved to the Spanish club on the orders of Mourinho, the man he considers as his father.

The Ghanaian player was given the chance by Mourinho to revive his career at Real Madrid after suffering less playing time at Chelsea.

Essien was among one of Mourinho’s early signings at Chelsea and with his performance at Real Madrid the Portuguese trainer could bring the Ghanaian back to Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho has been offered a three-year contract to take over at Chelsea in the summer.

According to Le 10 Sport, the Portuguese has been presented with the lucrative deal by the European champions and is minded to accept it, though nothing has yet been signed by the current Real Madrid manager.

The deal on the table for Mourinho is believed to be worth between €10M and €15M net per year.

Mourinho joined Chelsea in 2004 from FC Porto, leading the Blues to two Premier League titles.

He left in 2007 after failing to make the desired impact in Europe.