The Spanish paper are reporting that Mourinho’s contract with Man United will be worth €20m a season until July 2019 and will be finalised in the London offices of Jorge Mendes by his lawyers, paving the way for an announcement to be made if United wanted to do one.
Previously, it was El Confidencial who led the way with the Mourinho to United stories that were subsequently picked up by the British press and I expect the same thing to happen with these reports. Sport Witness were the first to the story.
These Mourinho rumours are snowballing quickly and aggressively. Louis van Gaal might be banging the drum accusing the press of simply inventing the stories but it would be one hell of a conspiracy theory against the Dutchman if the Spanish, Italian and English press were collectively fabricating everything to do with Mourinho. It’s hard to fully believe there isn’t something in all of this.
Within the space of a week the Mourinho story has developed from reports of talks with United to today’s latest update which suggests Mendes’ lawyers are close to finalising the contract once they have negotiated all of the clauses necessary.