Jose Mourinho returns to London on free weekend amid Chelsea reports

Jose Mourinho made use of a couple of days off to visit London with his family this weekend amid reports linking him with Chelsea return

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Jose Mourinho led Chelsea to two Premier League titles between 2004 and 2007 Steindy, via Wikimedia

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Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho used the international break to visit London with his family this weekend, amid fresh speculation linking him with a return to Chelsea.

Mourinho attended an exhibition commemorating his life and career in his home-town of Setúbal, Portugal on Saturday and then took his family to the English capital.

The 50-year-old, who was reportedly spotted shopping in Harrods on Sunday, sparked speculation suggesting he could be close to a return to the Premier League on Saturday by cryptically saying that “there are things that may be about to happen no one could imagine”.

He added: “We’ll see what happens. After England, Portugal, Italy and Spain, it’s not easy to find a new destination.”

It is not the first time that Mourinho has used an international break to travel to London. In February 2012, he was spotted flat hunting in the capital.

Meanwhile, Chelsea playmaker Juan Mata insisted that the Blues are not being distracted by talk suggesting Mourinho could replace interim boss Rafael Benítez in the summer.

“They [Chelsea] keep fond memories of Mourinho,” Mata told Movistar. “They did very well, won titles and the fans will keep a great memory.

“But today Mourinho is the coach of Real Madrid and Benítez of Chelsea. We have to be focused on that.”

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