Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has reportedly asked super-agent Jorge Mendes of the possibility of Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho returning to the Catalan club.
The Blues manager was once on the books of Barceona in a variety of roles under former bosses Sir Bobby Robson and Louis van Gaal.
He achieved huge success with Barca, helping Van Gaal secure back-to-back La Liga titles before returning to Portugal to start how own managerial career.
Fast forward 15 years and the self-proclaimed Special One is now renowned as one of the world’s leading coaches and public enemy number one among the Barcelona supporters.
He presided over a three-year spell at rivals Real Madrid and his role in the Spanish capital antagonised the Catalan club to such proportions it started to boil over on to dangerous levels.
Still, his success and ability to win is evident and his current trajectory at Stamford Bridge is in quite contrast to that of the La Liga giants.
According to the Spanish publication Diario Sport, as a result former Barca president Laporta has asked Jorge Mendes of the possibility of Mourinho becoming Barcelona manager.
In light of the report, fellow Spanish newspaper Marca conducted a poll asking participants whether the Catalan club's fans would accept the Portuguese coach back in a managerial capacity.
In a shock response, despite the alarming rivalry bordering on hatred a majority 53% of more than 11,000 participants voted yes.
Whether Mourinho would consider going back, however, is entirely different and one can only suspect that his ties to the Blues and his professed fondness of Madrid would surely prevent such a scenario from taking place.
Since returning to West London in the summer of 2013, the 51-year-old has won 48 of 74 games in all competitions, achieving a win percentage of 64.86%.