OH HOW we’ve missed you Mourinho.
The Special One is well known for doing things his own special way, and that extends from the touchline to the transfer market, but this week’s work will take some beating.
Despite a medical being completed and a transfer fee being arranged between Anzhi Makhachkala and Tottenham Hotspur for midfielder Willian, an 11th hour bid by Chelsea this week saw the Brazilian winger change his mind and agree a move to Stamford Bridge.
This is despite Chelsea owning more attacking midfielders than you can shake a Oscar, Juan Mata, Eden Hazard and Andre Schurrle-shaped stick at – a strange move it seemed at first.
Rumours were rife that the swoop would allow Mata to become the bargaining chip needed to prise his top target Wayne Rooney away from Manchester United – which could still be a possibility.
But now it appears that Gareth Bale’s mooted £93m move to Real Madrid is on hold as Daniel Levy won’t let Bale leave without a replacement in the bag.
So the Willian move has messed with both Chelsea rivals Spurs and former employer Madrid’s dealings, and made his own business look much more likely too – talk about two birds with one stone, Jose.
MANCHESTER City striker Mario Balotelli has been stitched up like a kipper by his teammates – after a bag full of fish was hidden in his car.
As revenge for the Italian striker’s ongoing pranks, his teammates hid a sportsbag packed with kippers in his beloved £150,000 Maserati car.
The player then left for his team’s US tour before finding it two weeks later – and now his car could be a write-off due to the fishy pong of the interiors.
A source said: “The smell nearly made him sick. It was revolting.
“There were flies in the car and the leather seats in the back had rotting fish all over them.”