Whilst I wouldn’t want to be accused of phone-hacking and, accordingly therefore, won’t claim to know whether or not the former Chelsea boss did in fact text the Polish goal-machine, I must admit I’m intrigued at the suggestion.
Firstly, because if the Bild claims are true, it would mean that Mourinho will definitely be returning to Stamford Bridge, as has been mooted all season long and secondly because Chelsea have not been linked with Lewandowski – Manchester United have.
If Mourinho does return to the Blues, would he prefer to sign Lewandowski over Radamel Falcao who, by the way, was the subject of similar rumours coming from the same source, suggesting that Mourinho has outlined to Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich his condition to return as being given the green light to sign Falcao.
Now, I’m just about gullible enough to believe one of these rumours in Bild – but there’s no chance I’m falling for both of them simultaneously. With that in mind, I would tend to assume both rumours are pure speculation and, more than that, complete fantasy.
Who knows, though? Perhaps there is an alternative agenda here. Supposing Mourinho did in fact send a text to Lewandowski but purely as mind-game tactic to unsettle him before his trip to the Bernabeu on Tuesday evening in the two sides’ second-leg semi-final clash in the Champions League.
In fact, now that I come to think about it, that sounds exactly like the Jose Mourinho we’ve come to know of old for his mind-games and wind-up tactics. Bearing that in mind, I’m almost tempted to believe that both rumours in Bild could feasibly be true. I guess it turns out I really am that gullible after all.
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