June 03, 2008

Mourinho to Inter Milan, targets Chelsea trio.: The Special One lands at Inter, and speculation is he will go after Essien, Drogba and Lampard.

posted by worldcup2002 to soccer at 12:52 PM - 9 comments

This guy might have something to say about that.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 01:06 PM on June 03, 2008

Or not.

posted by trox at 01:26 PM on June 03, 2008

In all seriousness, I fully expect at least one (if not two) of those names to be going to Inter, and I'd even add Carvalho to the list of possibilities. Drogba probably is the most likely: he's been unhappy on and off all season, and his lack of judgment in the CL final won't endure him to many of their fans. Selfishly, I hope Essien stays, just so I'll get to see him play more often.

posted by trox at 01:30 PM on June 03, 2008

I hope he takes the whole damn lot with him.

posted by scully at 01:42 PM on June 03, 2008

Ancelotti makes no sense for Chelsea, so I'd be surprised if that turns out to be anything other than an unsubstantiated rumor. If Rijkaard wasn't now officially damaged goods, I'd say that's who Chelsea would go after. I think Grant got a raw deal though. As far as Jose taking any of those three, I think that the only one he might get is Drogba. I think Lampard will eventually sign and there is no way that Chelsea lets Essien go as Makalele's career is all but over. Carvalho, as you mentioned trox, may also be a target, but again, he may be too valuable to Chelsea to just let go. Maybe Paulo Ferreira, who also followed Mourinho from Porto to Chelsea will go to Inter.

posted by Chargdres at 01:46 PM on June 03, 2008

I would just like to drop by and say that I am fantastic. Yours sincerely Jose Mourinho

posted by owlhouse at 07:08 PM on June 03, 2008

I would like to second what I just said. Sincerely, and special, Jose

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:42 AM on June 04, 2008

I'm back.

posted by Chargdres at 01:40 PM on June 04, 2008

Will he be another Flip Saunders, though? Inter have some outstanding players and with a big purse for this summer should only get better but TSO will still have to get past the likes of AC, Real Madrid, Liverpool and especially Chelsea and ManU to get the prize his new bosses hired him to win.

posted by billsaysthis at 02:11 PM on June 04, 2008

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