Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stays quiet on Wayne Rooney and Christian Benteke
Just days after hinting that he would like to bring Wayne Rooney to Chelsea, Jose Mourinho has had a rethink on his transfer policy.
The Blues boss is now refusing to be drawn on potential targets.
He opted to deal with questions about Manchester United striker Rooney and Aston Villa forward Christian Benteke with a straight bat during a press conference in Thailand today.
Asked if there was any substance to rumours linking Chelsea with Rooney and Benteke, he said: “This is a period of the big clubs and the managers of the big clubs they are connected with even player until the 31st August.
“That’s the old story in football: rumours, rumours and rumours and at the end of the day after so many rumours something becomes true. But in this moment I’m so happy with the people I have here that I’m not thinking about other players and if I have to think about some players, I have to think about my players who are on a holiday period and they still have to join us for July 28.
“And I was saying already that at my presentation at Stamford Bridge, that the first part of my job is to get the best out of these players, it is to try to push the young boys for the levels that they can reach. It’s to try and make a team, a real team, and after that we’ll see, until August 31 if somebody can improve our group and our squad.”