Jose Mourinho declared that
Chelsea’s transfer business was
finished for the summer after their
UEFA Super Cup defeat by Bayern
Chelsea have been busy
strengthening their squad this
summer but Mourinho had identified
Manchester United striker Wayne
Rooney as his main target.
He had hoped to bring in the
England man but a couple of bids
have been turned down and United
have repeatedly stressed that he is
not for sale.
Having turned his focus to other
options and signed Samuel Eto’o from
Anzhi Makhachkala this week,
Mourinho now accepts that his
pursuit of Rooney is at an end and he
does not expect any more new
arrivals before Monday’s deadline.
Speaking after his side’s loss to
Bayern on penalties in Prague, the
Portuguese insisted he was happy
with his current squad.
Questioned on whether there would
be further signings, he told Sky
Sports: “It’s the end. We have a good
“Samuel will give us other kind of
qualities in attack. He is an
experienced player in a team that
needs some experienced players.”
Asked specifically about Rooney,
Mourinho added: “For all parties, it’s
finished. One thing is to tell you
through other people that you want,
you want, you want very much, but at
the end of the day…
“I feel everyone has the right to show
his life, his future and I respect
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