LATEST: Jose on Higuaín, Mata, De Bruyne, Agents & on buying a Striker

safe_image.phpJose Mourinho has dismissed transfer speculation surrounding Juan Mata and Kevin De Bruyne, claiming the transfer window is a time of year for ‘agents to become famous’.

Mourinho was also very open on agents’ dealing during the January transfer window, particularly in regard to Kevin De Bruyne:

‘This is a period for agents to be famous. It’s that period. Some agents like to speak when things are done, some like to speak when things have not even started. Some of them are addicted to Twitter and social networks and want to share info with everybody at the same time. We know Kevin didn’t adapt well to the difficult life a Chelsea player has. People like Oscar, Mata, Willian, Eden, they have a beautiful difficult life at Chelsea. To play they have to pay a big price, work a lot, give a lot, and accept the competition. Kevin is a different personality. He was a very important player for Genk and Werder Bremen. This is the first time he comes to a big club with big competition. We know he fancies a move, but he’s a fantastic player and they’re very expensive. If people think they can get our good players on sales, the sales finished in London yesterday. I don’t want him to leave. But we have a couple of contacts made by other clubs.”

Jose Mourinho on the latest Juan Mata rumours:

Mata vs NewcastleMourinho was also asked about Juan Mata, whom he suggested would be transfer listed after a bad reaction to being substituted during the New Year’s Day win at Southampton.

‘Today he trained in a fantastic way. He focused more on what I told him after the game at Southampton when i told him I don’t want him to leave. And that my door is always open. He focused on me not wanting him to leave and not wanting the club to sell him. He moved on. No problems.”

Jose Mourinho was also asked if Chelsea have had a £50million bid for Gonzalo Higuain turned down:

“No! He’s a player I know we cannot get. A player that moved from Real to Napoli six months ago. He’s doing very well, adapting well to Italy. Napoli is normally a club that doesn’t sell. In the last seasons they have sold one player per year. I don’t believe they are interested in selling him. Nothing is true about that.”

Finally, this was what Jose had to say about Chelsea buying a new striker this January:

“It is not a priority to get a striker. Not an option. I’m not looking for one. The squad is good enough for my first season and for the objectives of the first season. We are happy with the squad we have. We are preparing for the future but competing in the present. We are favourites for nothing, we just want to be favourites for the next game – that’s our philosophy.”

  1. Onyeka Emokam says

    Thnx very much Jose,ur comments alwys like a good multivitamin food!

  2. Dickson Tembo says

    Nice decision by about our man David Luiz

  3. kennygee says

    Nice comment by mourinho,but if a good striker is available,he should go for him

  4. fidel says

    Great guy,very enigmatic and
    We might just win something this year.I think he doesn’t want to distabilize the team.He will sell ba,de bruyne,Mikel,moses and 80% of the reserve team.
    We need just 1striker and I think we need balotelli only.he and Lukaku,torres or eto’o will be good.

  5. Skhumbuzo says

    Gud Joze’ dont sale or buy with what u hav for now.

  6. Bayingana Theo says

    We need Balotelli for sure!!!

  7. Anonymous says

    Good job

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  9. Ams says

    amazing Jose we love u as chelsea and those comments are awesome.

  10. Anonymous says

    nooooo we need striker

  11. Ishola benjamin kunle says

    Jose needs to Strengthen before selling out players.

  12. Adeniyi says

    Pls Mr Jose dnt sale Mata and d bruney

  13. juanescobar55 says

    We need a striker!!!!

  14. James Mwas says

    Come rain come sunshine in ONE OF US i trust .. Just the next genius menace i see BLUE DAYS just near ahead .. #KTBFFH

  15. Fik says

    Buying a striker is a must as CFC is a team that plays without a striker … Or a strikers that miss z umissed chances.

  16. Fik says

    Buying a striker is a must as CFC is a team that plays without a striker … Or strikers that miss z unmissed chances game by game. Our strikers r MF & Defenders so far we looked. If JM believes z squad is enough, no need to talk team lacks killer instinict or z team is not favorite for trophy.

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  18. wambua says

    aam with mou…we do nt need any strker

  19. Anonymous says

    Again, plastic fans with stupid suggestions. Somebody also suggested a sell after the Made it clear unwilling of selling.

  20. Zyte says

    @ fidel jose wil sale them & buy u.finaly u have voiced ur hatred 4 these players.if jose refuse 2 sell them u can force them out or cease 2 be a fan of cfc.

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