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Jose Mourinho sets sights on summer comeback

By Thomas White

Jose Mourinho wants to join a new club in the summer after "reading and listening to a few lies" about his future.

The Portuguese has been out of work since his sacking by Chelsea in December but has been persistently linked with Louis van Gaal's job at Manchester United.

Van Gaal has a year of his United deal remaining but results and fan opinion are going against him, meaning it would not come as a surprise if he left Old Trafford 12 months early.

On Mourinho's side, the three-time Premier League winner has said he is hopeful of a summer return having turned down a number of offers since Chelsea dumped him as a result of their poor title defence.

The 53-year-old said: "I've been lucky enough to have had good options since I left Chelsea.

"I made a decision to wait, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lies, listen to a few lies.

"The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new pre-season starts and somewhere I want to be there."

• Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four as Paris St Germain wrapped up the Ligue 1 title with a 9-0 win over Troyes.

Their victory took Laurent Blanc's men 25 points clear and ensured they sealed the crown with eight games still to go.

Ibrahimovic hit his first in the 46th minute after Edinson Cavani, Javier Pastore and Adrien Rabiot had given the visitors a 3-0 half-time advantage.

The Swede sealed his hat-trick within nine minutes before a Matthieu Saunier own goal put Paris seven goals ahead.

Troyes had Lossemy Karaboue sent off for hauling down Cavani and although the Uruguayan missed his spot-kick, he fired home the rebound his before Ibrahimovic completed the rout.

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