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Brendan Rodgers spotted in London as rumours persist he will replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea

Ex-Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has been spotted in London as rumours persist the Carnlough man will replace Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.

The Belfast Telegraph, in October, reported that Rodgers was in the frame to replace the underfire Portuguese as a stopgap while the club searched for a permanent replacment.

Since then the rumours have gathered pace that the out-of-work Co Antrim man, who was replaced at Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp, will take over at Stamford Bridge.

And yesterday, the 42-year-old was spotted in and around London adding further to the rumour mill that he could be in line for a sensational return to Chelsea.

Rodgers previously worked under Mourinho at Chelsea as a coach during his first spell.

However, Rodgers could have been in the capital to sound out current vacancies with Queens Park Rangers or Fulham who recently dispensed with their managers.

Mourinho has overseen champions Chelsea's worst start to the season.

The Blues suffered their seventh defeat in the league to Stoke on Saturday leaving them 16th in the table, and 13 points off a Champions League spot.

Pundits have suggested that the current international break could provide Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich with the ideal opportunity to change his coach, in a similar fashion as to how Liverpool dispensed with Rodgers services during the last break.

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