Jose Mourinho hears your talk of the ‘three season syndrome’ surrounding him and laughs. After his debut season at Manchester United yielded two major trophies and qualification to the UEFA Champions League, Mourinho is ready for plenty more as his team continue their preseason preparations in Los Angeles. Speaking to ESPN in LA, Mourinho revealed that he plans to try and emulate Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford.
Chelsea will sign Spanish striker Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid for a fee reported to be around £75 million (about $98 million), subject to a medical. The Premier League champion announced on Wednesday that it had come to an agreement with La Liga champion Real Madrid over the purchase of Morata. Chelsea is currently on a pre-season tour in China ahead of the new Premier League season, where Morata is set to join up with his new teammates after undergoing the medical.
Everton cruised to a 3-0 win against FC Twente in Holland with goals from Kevin Mirallas, Aaron Lennon and Kieran Dowell.