José Mourinho: I’m Not Interested In What Chelsea Football Club Does

José Mourinho: I’m Not Interested In What Chelsea Football Club Does
Jul 20, 2017

Chelsea Manchester United News

José Mourinho has opened up on Álvaro Morata’s move to Chelsea just two weeks after the Spaniard looked set to join Manchester United. Real Madrid maintained an asking price too high for United’s interest, leaving them to swoop under the noses of Antonio Conte and Chelsea by signing Romelu Luaku.

However, Morata is on the verge of completing a move to Chelsea and will undergo a medical with the club today despite reportedly dyeing his hair red due to his excitement about a possible move to the Red Devils.

The comparisons between the Spain international and Romelu Lukaku have already started and are not likely to end anytime soon. With Morata’s move being confirmed by both Madrid and Chelsea, José Mourinho was questioned on Morata’s move and insisted he ‘does not care’ about Chelsea anymore.

“I’m not interested in what Chelsea Football Club does, really. We needed a striker, so yes, we needed Zlatan in his best conditions, we needed one to give cover, give options, him and Marcus Rashford was not enough, especially after Zlatan’s injury.”

“We got a big player, a player that I can not compare with what he was a few years ago because he worked with me for a few months and his development was very good.”

“We have a player [Romelu Lukaku] who is now a top player. You have to prove it at the highest level, he has to do it for United, in Champions League matches but he has amazing qualities. It was obvious Chelsea  were going to sign a striker after the situation with the manager and Diego Costa.”

The United boss then went on to talk about United’s transfer strategy, insisting they won’t bow down to clubs and pay the demands if they deem the player not worth it. Ivan Perišić is one who Ed Woodward is reportedly trying to bring the Old Trafford this summer, but Inter’s demands of Anthony Martial on-loan in return is something the club do not wish to proceed with:

“The transfer fees don’t surprise me. I kept saying there is big economic power at every club. It allows clubs to say no. To say pay what I want or you don’t get it.”

“I can imagine Manchester City would like to pay £25 million for Kyle [Walker] but they were told this is the price. The option is to pay or not. I am used to clubs paying big amounts for big players. Now everybody pays big amounts for good players. There is a difference between good players and big players.”


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