Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out any moves for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Edinson Cavani, while insisting that Radamel Falcao is being wasted at Monaco.
Chelsea’s priority in the summer will undoubtedly be to sign a new striker and the London club has already been linked with a long list of names. There are question marks of the future of the Samuel Eto’o, whose contract expires at the end of this season, at the club, while Demba Ba could also leave Stamford Bridge in the summer. Even Fernando Torres could be on his way out, although it seems unlikely that the Blues will let go of all the three strikers in the same summer. Romelu Lukaku is expected to return to the club next season and will be an important part of the squad. But there is sure to be one star addition upfront.
Jose Mourinho meanwhile has ruled out any possible move for PSG duo Zlatan Ibrahimovic or Edinson Cavani. Despite his admiration for the duo, Mourinho believes it is impossible for any club to lure them away from PSG.
“Ibrahimovic? It’s impossible.
“He’s happy in Paris. I know because we’re in contact, we’re friends.
“With their financial potential, I don’t think Paris will ever open the door for him to leave.
“Cavani is a very good player. But Paris paid a lot of money for him and he has an amazing contract.” – The Chelsea man ager said.
Earlier in the summer there were reports linking Eden Hazard with a move to PSG, and Mourinho has ruled out any swap deal involving Hazard and the French club. The former Real Madrid manager has stressed the Belgium internationals importance in the side and has stated that the London club are looking to build their team around the young winger.
“No, Eden is our lad.
“We want to build the team around him, he is both the style of footballer and the sort of man we want to have.” – Mourinho added.
Jose Mourinho was also linked with the managerial job at PSG in the summer before he returned to Chelsea, but the Portuguese manager has rubbished claims that he was close to signing for them. The Chelsea manager however hasn’t ruled out a future move to France.
“I never said yes or no as I didn’t have a real or direct offer. We have a relationship (with Qatar officials) and I have been honoured to be welcomed in Qatar three or four years before they bought PSG.
“We have a respectful relationship, but after Real Madrid, I told everyone what I wanted to do was to go back to England.
“I want to stay at Chelsea, I have a four year-contract, then we will see.
“Maybe I could work in France in the future, why not? But currently I believe it is a league that doesn’t have the same emotion as England.
“It is a league where it is easy to know who will finish in first and second positions and at this moment in my career I need a bit more.” – He claimed.
Mourinho has also downplayed Chelsea’s chances to lift the title this season citing their lack of quality upfront. He has also ruled out a move for Radamel Falcao, who was linked with a move to Chelsea before joining Monaco, but insisted that the former Atletico Madrid striker’s talent is being wasted in that club.
“Will we win the title? No, we don’t have any scorer. Samuel Eto’o? He is 32-years-old, maybe 35, I don’t know. Hiring Radamel Falcao? It is impossible.
“I have a team but I don’t have Falcao and Falcao has no team. He is playing in front of 3,000 fans.” – Mourinho added.