Another huge twist to Mourinho saga: Chelsea reject 35 million pound bid from Monaco
Ligue 1 club Monaco have surprisingly seen a startling £35m bid to bring in under fire Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho rejected by Chelsea, Daily Mail reports.
One of Monaco’s top shareholders Alessandro Proto revealed today that recently he had a meeting with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic in London hoping to end the techy tactician’s miserable time at Stamford Bridge by giving him an escape route.
After a disastrous start to this season and their title defence, Mourinho’s future at Stamford Bridge still remains uncertain while the Blues are after six league defeats, right now hobbling in 15th position.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich would reportedly have to pay out a world record £37.5m if he chooses to sack manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese coach’s contract, which is due to run for another three years after this season, is worth more than £10m per year, according to the Daily Star. Abramovich has publicly backed Mourinho to reverse the Blues’ fortunes but has paid out vast sums to unseat previous managers.
Due to this horrid start this season, media is quick to blame the Portuguese manager. Although Chelsea recently responded to the pressure on Mourinho by coming up with a statement of support, saying he is the right manager to turn this season around. Jose Mourinho also showed no indication that he was ready to leave Chelsea and was mystified of suggestions that he would leave in the near future.
Now The Mail is reporting, Alessandro Proto was looking to buy Jose Mourinho out of the remainder of his current contract with an offer of £35m, but club owner Roman Abramovic then and there rejected any possibility of a deal insisting that the Portuguese will stay in West London till 2019. But he also suggested the deal could be successful if they double the offer to 71 million pounds.
Abramovich’s rejection of such a lucrative deal to part away with Mourinho seemed to suggest that despite ongoing rumours, he still has some faith left in his manager to turn Chelsea’s current poor run of form around in coming weeks and take them back on track for a might fight for the top four.
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