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We’re in the early stages of pre-season and the football news is starting to heat up!
Jose Mourinho, the manager who once called himself “The Special One”, made his return to Chelsea official on Monday in front of a large audience at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho managed The Blues from 2004-2007 but unexpectedly left after what he referred to as “mutual consent” between him and Chairman Roman Abramovich.
Mourinho expressed his deepest gratitude for the club giving him a second chance. “I am where I want to be,” Mourinho stated. “I wouldn’t change it for anything.”
In other Premier League news, a potential swap for Liverpool star Luis Suarez continues to be a hot topic for debate. Several reports have linked Suarez to European Champions Bayern Munich. The champs are hoping to force manager Brendan Rodgers’ hand in a swap for Arjen Robben.
Incoming Manchester United boss David Moyes has made transferring Leighton Baines one of his main priorities, with Patrice Evra strongly linked for a move to big-spending Monaco. The Red Devils may also try and take advantage of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dissatisfaction with Real Madrid and bid for him.
21-year-old Brazilian star Neymar also made his move to FC Barcelona complete as over 50,000 supporters greeted him. The contract is said to be five-years in length and is worth 57 million euros. Football icon Pele expressed his excitement at two of the best South American strikers teaming up together with Neymar joining Lionel Messi. Pele claims that Neymar has the potential to be even better than Messi.
Finally the famous Maracana stadium in Brazil has had goal-line technology installed for this summer’s Fifa Confederations Cup. This is the first time this technology will be used at an international tournament. The Premier League will be the first domestic league to use this technology next season.