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Report: Jose Mourinho says Chelsea move 'this week'

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Jose Mourinho had a difficult spell in charge of Real Madrid. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Jose Mourinho has told Spanish media he will become the new Chelsea manager, his second spell in charge of the club, by the end of the week.

He told Spanish football TV show Punto Pelota that he is flying to London today.

"I'm going to London on Monday and at the end of the week I will be the manager of Chelsea," he said.

"I feel the people there love me and in life you have to look for that.

"Life is beautiful and short and you must look for what you think is best for you."

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FA charges Luis Suarez over biting incident

Luis Suarez. Credit: PA

The Football Association has charged Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with violent conduct after he bit Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

The FA said in a statement: "The FA has charged Liverpool forward Luis Suarez with violent conduct. The charge follows an incident with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic in yesterday’s fixture at Anfield [21 April 2013].

"The incident was not seen by the match officials and has therefore been retrospectively reviewed.

"It is alleged that the conduct of Suarez constitutes violent conduct and it is The FA’s contention that the standard punishment of three matches that would otherwise apply is clearly insufficient in these circumstances.

"Suarez has until 6pm on Tuesday 23 April to respond to the charge, thereafter an Independent Regulatory Commission will be convened this Wednesday, 24 April."

Friedel: Liverpool won't want to get rid of best player

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Brad Friedel has said he believes Suarez will remain at the club because of his talent and price tag:

Liverpool won't want to get rid of their best player ...

The owners will not be happy with what they're seeing but they're businessmen and they're not going to want to just get rid of £22million of investment.

They will try and work with him. He's an outstanding footballer but someone has got to try and get hold of him.

– Brad Friedel, Former Liverpool goalkeeper

Watch: Liverpool: We have to work with Suarez on his discipline

Report: Adidas to remind Suarez of standards it expects

Luis Suarez's multi-million pound sponsor Adidas has said it will "remind" the footballer of the standards it expects, according to a reporter for the Associated Press:

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Adidas on Suarez: "We will be reminding him of the standards we expect from our players. Luis has admitted his actions were unacceptable"

Read: Famous bites in sporting history

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Luis Suarez fined by Liverpool over biting incident

Luis Suarez has admitted on Twitter that Liverpool fined him over the biting incident, adding that he requested that the money be donated to the Hillsborough Family Support Group.

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1/2 For my unacceptable behaviour yesterday the club has fined me today, I have asked the club to donate the money to...

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2/2 ...to the Hillsborough Family Support Group for the inconvenience I have created to the Liverpool fans and to Ivanovic.

Read: Liverpool manager: Owners to discuss Suarez 'bite'

Ivanovic 'doesn't want to press charges over bite'

Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic is understood to have spoken to Surrey Police about the incident at the club's training ground in Cobham.

Branislav Ivanovic Credit: John Walton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Press Association reports that a complaint was made to Merseyside Police which was passed on to their Surrey colleagues, who wanted to ascertain whether he had sustained any injury.

That was found not to be the case and Ivanovic told police he did not want to press charges.

Bookies favour Mourinho to replace Benitez

Labrokes favour former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho over Dortmund's Jurgen Klopp to replace Rafa Benitez:

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Rafa is 7/4 to quit before the end of the season with Mourinho the 6/4 favourite to replace him at #CFC

William Hill offer 10/1 on Benitez to have left the club by noon today and 3/1 on an exit by 3pm on Saturday:

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Benitez 10/1 To Have Gone By Lunch: After his sensational outburst in the wake of Chelsea's FA Cup victory aga... http://t.co/DcObuZ78nA

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