Mourinho Signs Four-Year Chelsea Deal, Sun Says: Soccer Roundup

The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the web.

Mourinho Signs

Jose Mourinho signed a four-year contract worth 40 million pounds ($61 million) to return as Chelsea coach on a visit to London two days ago, the Sun reported.

Mourinho will be named as Blues coach next week after Real Madrid’s final league game of the season, according to the Sun.

Bale Auction

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale may fetch 80 million pounds in the offseason transfer market, the Daily Mirror reported.

Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to match the record transfer fee Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, the Mirror said.

Fabregas Return?

Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in bringing Cesc Fabregas back to the Premier League, the Daily Mail reported.

United’s new coach David Moyes is considering offering Barcelona 25 million pounds for the former Arsenal midfielder, according to the Mail.

Falcao Replacement

Atletico Madrid is targeting Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke as a replacement for Radamel Falcao, the Sun reported.

Falcao is leaving Atletico for Monaco for 50 million pounds, and Benteke would cost about 17.5 million pounds, according to the Sun.

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