What the papers say Thursday, April 14: Chelsea players want Jose Mourinho

14 April 2011 06:45

Manchester United have agreed a ?17.8million deal for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea.

Atletico keeper De Gea to sign five-year deal with United as clubs agree ?17.8m deal

Also:Roman Abramovich is ready to turn to Guus Hiddink as he runs out ofpatience with Carlo Ancelotti following his failure to win a trophythis season.

Get Guus back! Abramovich has his heart set on Hiddink return to Stamford BridgeBlue blood: Jose Mourinho (left) is a hero at Chelsea


Carlo Ancelotti will see out the remainder of the season as Chelsea's manager but is expected to leave in the summer.

Also: Ronnie O'Sullivan attempted to withdraw from the world championship last week, such is his loss of appetite for the game.


Chelsea will turn to Guus Hiddink if, as expected, Carlo Ancelotti is sacked at the end of the season.

Also: Tottenham goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes spilled a Cristiano Ronaldo shot to gift Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid a 1-0 win in the Champions League quarter-final last night.


Marco van Basten and Frank Rijkaard are the top two names in the frame to succeed Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea boss.

Also: Andy Murray hailed his 'perfect' return to form after finally winning on the Monte Carlo clay.


Chelsea stars are urging Roman Abramovich to bury the hatchet and bring Jose Mourinho back to Stamford Bridge when Carlo Ancelotti is sacked.

Also: Rio Ferdinand claims Sir Alex Ferguson's side are Manchester's only truly United team.


Harry Redknapp refused to blame keeper Heurelho Gomes for the almighty cock-up that ended Spurs' dream of a Euro miracle.

Also: Roberto Mancini has ordered Mario Balotelli to turn himself from villain to hero by saving Manchester City's season.


Senior Chelsea players want Roman Abramovich to bring back Jose Mourinho.

Also: Andy Carroll's blossoming partnership with Luis Suarez has not stopped Liverpool from considering a summer move for ?15million-rated Ipswich teenager Connor Wickham.

Connor be a big star: Ipswich's teenage striker Wickham (left)


Tottenham yesterday took the first step in their legal battle to challenge the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United.

Also: Alisher Usmanov, the Russian industrial magnate, says he has no intention of selling his stake in Arsenal to Stan Kroenke.


Carlo Ancelotti has admitted he expects to be sacked by Chelsea at the end of the season.

Also: Rio Ferdinand has fanned the flames before Saturday's FA Cup semi-final at Wembley by declaring that no Manchester United player would consider airing their grievances in public out of respect for the club and fear of an ear-bashing from Sir Alex Ferguson.

 Explore more:People: Alex Ferguson, Harry Redknapp, Andy Carroll, Frank Rijkaard, Jose Mourinho, Mario Balotelli, Andy Murray, Rio Ferdinand, Roman Abramovich, Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti Places: Liverpool, Manchester, Olympic Stadium

Source: Daily_Mail