Ex-Inter Milan, Man Utd, FC Porto and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was recently appointed as the Tottenham Hotspur boss and he has already started setting records after just one week in his new job.
Jose Mourinho became the first manager to lead six different teams into the knockout stage of the Champions League after he led Spurs to a last 16 berth in the competition.
Spurs reached the Champions League final in the last campaign before they were beaten 2-0 in the final by Merseyside giants Liverpool.
They are through to the knockout stage this season following the comeback victory recorded by Mourinho and his boys in their Group B clash with Olympiakos at home.
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Olympiakos were 2-0 up at some point in the game before the Spurs players managed to recover from that deficit to win the game 4-2.
The Greek team took the lead through Youssef El-Arabi before Ruben Semedo added a second goal for Olympiakos who would have kept their Champions League last 16 qualification hopes alive with an away victory over Spurs.
The Premier League outfit pulled one back through Dele Alli on the stroke of halftime before three second half goals from Harry Kane (2) and Serge Aurier sealed a 4-2 win for the hosts thereby securing a knockout stage in the process.
Mourinho returning to Chelsea, see why
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho could be set to return to his former team Chelsea to snap up the signature of Kurt Zouma ahead of the summer transfer window.
The Portuguese manager is a big fan of Kurt Zouma as they both worked together at the Stamford Bridge when he was in charge. He, therefore, hopes to reunite with him on the other side of London.
Jose Mourinho has, therefore, expressed confidence as Chelsea seems not to be interested in keeping Kurt Zouma for another season. He has not been in his best under manager Frank Lampard and has not been favoured for selection so far this season.
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However, Chelsea are willing to let go of the player for a fee of £25 million which manager Jose Mourinho is ready to meet, according to The Express.
However, there are possibilities that the West London outfit will not let go of Kurt Zouma if they fail to land their defensive target Declan Rice from West Ham United.
Chelsea are keen on Declan Rice and have identified him as the new John Terry who will make good success at the Stamford Bridge but West Ham United are unwilling to let him go, claiming they are confident of keeping the young defender for another season.
Neville reveals why Jorginho is confirmed to leave Chelsea
The future of Italian midfielder Jorginho with English Premier League outfit Chelsea is bleak as he has not been a major part of the team of lately.
When Jorginho joined Chelsea after he was signed up by Maurizio Sarri, he became a regular, displacing N’Golo Kante from the heart of the Blues middle.
The story immediately changed when manager Frank Lampard took over the job as he had his preference for selection and that may have been working for him.
Gary Neville stated that it is obvious that Jorginho will no longer be needed at the Stamford Bridge because Frank Lampard has a clear plan for the club.
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The former Man United player told Sky Sports that Frank Lampard wants to build a young and hungry team and Jorginho could fall short of the attributes.
He noted that the same clear plan was what led to the exit of David Luiz from the Stamford Bridge to North London outfit Arsenal.
However, Sarri seems to be interested in working with Jorginho again and has made him a target for his Italian Serie A outfit Juventus in the coming summer transfer window.
It will not be a thing of surprise if Jorginho’s move to Juventus is dusted when the summer window is opened.
Man United and Chelsea to face biggest summer window disappointment
Two English Premier League outfits Chelsea and Man United are keen on adding depth to their squad ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
Both teams have developed hunger for success and are hoping to realize their dream with massive recruitment in the summer transfer window.
West Ham United player Declan Rice is a major target for both clubs but they could be set for a major disappointment with the London outfit insisting on keeping the player.
Despite struggling in performance and form, the Hammers are confident that Declan Rice will remain with the club.
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The 21-year-old is one of the brightest prospects in the English Premier League and has been tipped to step into the shoes of Chelsea legend John Terry. He has also been tipped to be a success at the Stamford Bridge but that may not happen if he remains with West Ham United.
According to ESPN, Rice’s contract expires in 2024, with an added option for an extra year. Only time will tell if he will see out his terms with the club.
However, suggestions are that the Hammers will not be able to keep Declan Rice if they eventually get relegated as they just four points above the zone.
Declan Rice has been valued for £70 million and Chelsea, who are favoured ahead of Man United are believed to be ready for the investment.
Tammy Abraham’s contract talks stalls, Lampard opens up
Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard has dismissed speculations that the club have refused to agree on a new deal with Tammy Abraham because of his poor form.
The Blues have been in negotiation over a new deal for the youngster since last year, but nothing has been done to reach a deal.
Frank Lampard confirms that Tammy Abraham has not been in fine form since the second half of the season but can not trace issues of his contract negotiation to performance on the pitch.
The former Chelsea midfielder said the issue is between the player and the club and will allow them settle it in the best interest of both parties.
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Lampard stated that what is expected of the 22-year-old is his focus on the club’s success this season and how he can also contribute either as a starter or coming from the bench.
According to Lampard, Tammy Abraham has to keep working hard to prove he is still the player that was enjoyed in the first half of the season, stressing that this is what the player needs at the moment.
The Chelsea boss is hoping that contract issues will be settled as he seeks focus for his team to secure a Champions League qualification.
Chelsea are fourth on the table with just two points ahead of Man United. They will have to win all remaining games to avoid losing the spot to the Red Devils.
£23m offer received as Chelsea weigh up options
Emerging reports reveal that English Premier League outfit Chelsea have received a bid of £23 million for left full-back Emerson Palmieri from Italian Serie A outfit Inter Milan.
While the Blues are willing to part ways with the player, Inter Milan are keen to land him to solve their defensive issues ahead of the coming season.
For the West London club, doing away with Emerson Palmieri and Marcus Alonso is already in the pipeline with newcomers for the left-back position a target in the coming summer transfer window. No wonder Frank Lampard now prefers to make us of Ceaser Azpilicueta who is not a natural left player.
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Tutto Mercato Web reports that Chelsea Director Marina Granovskaia initially requested for £27 million for Emerson Palmieri but is forced to come down on the price because it is becoming clear that he no longer has a future at the Stamford Bridge.
Inter Milan are offering Emerson Palmieri a five year deal, and he would be paid £3.6 million a year at the San Siro.
However, The West London outfit are considering the option of Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell as a replacement for the left-back position as there is no assurance that Marcos Alonso will also be staying after this season.
Chelsea ready to offer £8m/y to beat United for highly-rated midfielder
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is very ambitious with his transfer plans and he is ready to leave no stone unturned to be able to compete in the coming season.
One player the Blues have pointed to as a transfer plan is Kai Havertz from German Bundesliga outfit Bayern Leverkusen but they have Man United to compete with to land the highly-rated midfielder.
A reliable journalist, Nicolo Schira has therefore revealed that the West London outfit are keen on winning the race for Kai Havertz and have initiated talks with the player’s agent over a possible deal.
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The journalist revealed that the Bleus team are willing to pay £8 million per year to win Man United in the chase and the club’s Director Marina Granovskaia is on top of the deal with constant contact with the player’s agent.
The 21-year-old is a highly rated central midfielder who can also play from the right-sided attacking midfield. He scored 12 goals and provided 6 assists for his club in the Bundesliga this season and 3 other goals with 2 assists in the Europa League.
Bayern Leverkusen have slammed a £70 million asking price on the player which will determine who will win the race but it is expected that negotiations will happen for a reduced fee.
Chelsea boss set to land ‘new John Terry’
One of the best defenders the English Premier League side Chelsea has ever had in their club history is John Terry and they are seeking for similar quality.
Before his retirement, John Terry, a Chelsea legend had 712 appearances, winning 5 EPL titles and 5 FA Cups. This adds to the Champions League he won in 2012, playing a big role in all of the wins.
Manager Frank Lampard is keen to bring in a player with such quality as his former teammate and has identified Declan Rice from West Ham United as the best fit ahead of the coming summer transfer window.
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The West London outfit seems to be the most active club ahead of the summer window, having spent about £75 million already on Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner. They are obviously not stopping at that as the defensive department will be the next focus, having identified Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell and Declan Rice.
Frank Lampard will prefer the West Ham player after claiming he has the attributes of John Terry, expressing confidence that Declan Rice will achieve more than John Terry if he eventually makes the switch.
Declan Rice has impressed with West Ham having had 34 appearances in all competitions, and earning a national team call-up.
How Liverpool gifted Chelsea with Timo Werner
West London outfit Chelsea have confirmed the signature of RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner even before the opening of the summer transfer window with Liverpool legend, Michael Owen claiming that the development is a gift from Liverpool.
According to Owen, Chelsea will be no way close to landing the star player if Liverpool had shown interest in him because the Anfield was a preferred destination for Timo Werner.
The Reds legend stated that an asking price of £45 million was given to Liverpool for by the German club but the Reds saw no need because of Divock Origi’s presence.
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He noted that the moment Liverpool handed a new deal to Divock Origi, it means they were not ready to part ways with him any time soon.
However, he claimed that Timo Werner would have been a better choice for the Reds boss Jurgen Klopp because he would have provided a better competition in the attack than Divock Origi.
Timo Werner was a force to reckon with in the German Bundesliga, scoring 34 goals in 45 games as well as providing 13 assists in all. Chelsea will now hope to enjoy his service of the German international at the Stamford Bridge in the coming season.