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Roma boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly received an eye-watering offer to manage in Saudi Arabia as he continues to be linked with a return to Chelsea for a third spell in charge at Stamford Bridge next season. The 60-year-old has been mentioned in connection with the Blues since Graham Potter was sacked earlier this month, with Frank Lampard set to remain in the dugout on an interim basis until the end of the campaign.

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is fully expected to wave goodbye to Lampard in the summer before appointing a new permanent manager, with the likes of Julian Nagelsmann and Luis Enrique said to be among the early frontrunners as things stand. Mourinho has also been linked with the west Londoners over the last few weeks, although it seems as though he could decide to go elsewhere before Lampard's time in charge is up.

Mourinho has received a lucrative nine-figure contract offer to ditch Roma and ply his managerial trade in Saudi Arabia for a period of two years, according to Corriere dello Sport. It is said that he has been promised a total salary of around £105million to be spread over the duration of the agreement, which would see him take charge of either Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal or the Saudi national team.

The Roma boss would then be able to resign after just one year should he wish to do so, while there would also be an opportunity to extend his deal until the next World Cup in 2026. Mourinho is currently believed to be discussing the offer with his coaching team behind the scenes, with the financial perks involved able to change the lives of the Portuguese manager and his backroom staff.

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However, it is said that Mourinho's priority at the moment would be to continue with Roma, where he remains tied down until the summer of 2024 on a comparatively modest salary of around £6.1m per year. There has been no word from the Italian heavyweights about renewing his contract as of yet, which suggests that he could simply decide to leave when his existing deal runs out at the end of next season.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen whether Chelsea will eventually decide to follow up on their reported interest in Mourinho, with Relevo claiming on Thursday that contact has already been established between the two parties over a potential return to Stamford Bridge in the summer.

The man himself refused to provide any assurances over his long-term future at Roma earlier this week, insisting that he was simply focused on preparing his squad for their next match in Serie A against Torino on the weekend.

"I don’t talk to friends, comrades, journalists," Mourinho told DAZN when quizzed on whether he would be keen on seeking a fresh challenge later this year.

"If a few months ago our CEO [Pietro] Berardi said he was sure I would stay, that is his interpretation. If this time Mr. Zazzaroni [a journalist] said what he said is an interpretation of him, I’m not talking to anyone. The situation is clear, from a contractual point of view I still have one year on my contract.

"football is football, sometimes contracts aren’t the most important thing. All good, all calm, the next one is always the most important game."

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