Lunchtime Football Round-Up 3rd June

Afternoon all,

Jose Mourinho has today confirmed that he will be returning to Chelsea and he expects to be appointed by the end of this week. Mourinho rounded off his 3 year stay at Real Madrid with a 4-2 win over Osasuna on Saturday night, after he had already confirmed that he would be leaving the Bernabeu come the end of the season. In an interview with Spanish football show Punto Pelota, Mourinho said that he was travelling to London today to discuss terms and by the end of the week he will be manager of Chelsea. In his previous spell with the club Mourinho led them to back to back Premier League titles in 2005 and 2006, before leaving in 2007 after there was a disagreement between himself and owner Roman Abramovich over transfer budgets

Sevilla winger has claimed that he is very interested in a move to Manchester City in the Summer and it is thought that Navas is one of City’s top transfer targets, especially as incoming manager Manuel Pellegrini is a keen admirer of the 27-year-old. If a deal were to happen, it is believed that Sevilla would not accept anything below £25 million for the Spanish international. Sevilla’s boss Unai Emery also believes that Navas will leave and has said that “Everything indicates he will leave.”

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is hoping that striker Wayne Rooney will remain at the club next season, and has urged the 27-year-old to join him in commiting his future with the Premier League champions. De Gea himself has already been linked with a return to Spain with both Barcelona and Real Madrid, but e Gea was quick to deny those rumours as he is settled and happy in Manchester, and he wants Rooney to do the same. Last month, outgoing manager Sir Alex ferguson confirmed that Rooney handed in a transfer request, which was rejected by the Reds. Rumours have now started to pick up pace, claiming that PSG have offered Rooney £300,000 a week to join them in their bid to win the French Ligue 1 for the second successive season

Barcelona striker David Villa is putting thoughts about his future at Barcelona on hold until the Confederations Cup is over. Over the past few months, Villa’s future at the Spanish champions has been in doubt and has repeatedly been linked with a move to the Premier League with both Arsenal and Tottenham. The 31-year-old has been in and out of the first team this season, after his return from a broken leg which kept him out for the majority of the 2011-12 season and this has escalated rumours linking Villa with a move away from the Nou Camp

Arsenal midfielder Denilson has come to an agreement with the club to terminate his contract a year early, after it was made clear to the Brazilian that he would not be part of Arsene Wenger’s plans next season. The 25-year-old has spent the last two seasons on loan at Brazilian side Sao Paulo, whom he left in 2006 to join Arsenal, and in the seven years he spent at the Emirates he made 153 appearances

Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic has insisted that he will commit his future to the club, and is now ready to discuss his future with new manager Mark Hughes in the coming weeks. Begovic has been linked with a move to Liverpool and both Manchester clubs this season, after his stellar performances for the Potters, that have seen him named the clubs player of the season and also the players player of the season

Blackburn Rovers defender Grant Hanley has signed a new five-year contract that will keep him with the club until 2018. Since his debut in 2010, the 21-year-old has played 83 times for the Rovers. One of his goals that I’m sure many of you will remember is his winner for the club in their 3-2 victory over Manchester United back in 2011

Swindon captain Alan McCormack has confirmed that he will be leaving the club to join fellow League One side Brentford. McCormack was offered a new deal by Swindon, but they failed to agree terms

League Two newcomers Mansfield Town have signed John McCombe on a free transfer, after his departure from Port Vale, who will be playing in League One next season, by mutual consent

Port Vale have signed striker Kaid Mohamed from Cheltenham on a two-year deal, after he rejected a new contract offer from the Robins

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