Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has fuelled further speculation linking him with a return to Premier League giants Chelsea.
Mourinho has said Chelsea are ‘in his heart’ and he will come back to the Premier League eventually.
The 50-year-old has been the subject of intense speculation, with reports suggesting the ex-Porto, Chelsea and Inter boss has agreed to return to Stamford Bridge next season.
Now the Portuguese has spoken of his ‘big emotional connections’ with the Blues.
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Mourinho said: “I cannot deny that, despite this weather, I love it here, and as I said I have a house and I have big emotional connections with Chelsea and one day I think naturally I will have to be back to English football, or to Chelsea or to another club.
“Of course, Chelsea means more to me than other clubs. Chelsea is in my heart, as Inter is, for example.
“One day I have to be back but again it is normal that I am in London. The same way I walk in my home city in Portugal, people see that as normal and this is normal, the same thing is normal when I am in London.”
Given his latest comments, many will feel the return of Mourinho is on the cards, but he insists his focus right now is solely on Real.
Mourinho continued: “I am in Madrid and I am very, very committed to the club’s ambitions for the remainder of the season.
“People know that I am professional and for the moment I only think about my job in Real.”
The Real boss went on to admit he has played a part in the speculation over a possible Chelsea return.
“There is a lot of talk but people need to understand that I can be in London very often,” he added.
“We have a house here and we love it here. Being in London is a very normal thing for us.
“Every time I come people start immediately making connections to a return. I feed it because I say every day that I love it and will return one day. To be fair I give a little contribution to the speculation.”