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The 40-year-old ran down his contract at Fulham before move to Stamford Bridge

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Jose Mourinho tells John Terry to show he is worth new Chelsea deal

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There must be doubts that the United forward is capable of scoring the goals Mourinho needs

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Jose Mourinho issued his most provocative observation yet on Wayne Rooney’s situation at Manchester United when he said that it would be bad for the England team if the striker was simply regarded by David Moyes as a back-up option to Robin Van Persie.

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Transfer news: Branislav Ivanovic open to Chelsea signing Luis Suarez - despite being bitten by the Liverpool striker

The Blues have been linked with a move for the unsettled Uruguay striker

In Marco van Ginkel, have Chelsea just signed the new Frank Lampard?

The Blues have agreed a deal understood to be around £8m for the 20-year-old

Roman Abramovich's 10-year Chelsea anniversary: Financial fair play to dictate Jose Mourinho's second spell at Chelsea

The Blues owner reaches 10 years in charge today as the club remind Mourinho that academy development is a necessity

Chelsea want to buy midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia from Seville

Chelsea target £10m France midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia

Jose Mourinho makes Seville defensive midfielder a key target and warns against over-spending

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Pointing to the skies in celebration is becoming ever more popular

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Jose Mourinho at Chelsea: new manager opens door to Wayne Rooney transfer by telling Manchester United striker to move 'where he will find happiness'

The Chelsea manager claims the unsettled England striker 'is a little bit like me' while giving no assurances over the future of Fernando Torres

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Tom Ince: 'If I had a bad game as a kid my dad would spit in my face and worse!'

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