Mourinho rules out Ibra move and confirms Hazardís stay at Chelsea
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Paris Saint-Germain star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Stamford Bridge boss claims it would be “impossible” to sign the Swede striker, nearly as difficult as it would be to sign in his Uruguayan teammate Edinson Cavani.
Mourinho also confirmed that Chelsea would not let Paris Saint-Germain steal Eden Hazard. The Belgian forward has attracted a lot of attention in the transfer market once again, but this time it’s the French football giants who appear to be plotting a steal for the winger.
Hazard has been in brilliant form for Chelsea this season. As a matter of fact Hazard has played a crucial role in bringing Chelsea to the top of the Premier League table. Mourinho, 51, has labeled Hazard as the best young player in the world.
It appears that a cold war could begin between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. Both clubs come from money, which means they could steal or attempt to steal each other’s players during the summer transfer window.
Mourinho, who used to work with Ibrahimovic at Inter Milan, recently told a French television program that the probability of having the Sweden international play under a Blues’ jersey was very low.
“It's impossible," Mourinho told the Canal Football Club. “He's happy in Paris. I know that because we're friends and we're in contact. I don't think PSG, with their economic potential, will ever want to open the door for him. It's mission impossible.”
Rife rumors suggest Chelsea will be in the market for Cavani this summer. Reportedly, the Uruguay international won’t object to a move to Chelsea, but Paris Saint-Germain are unlikely to let their 64-million euro asset move to their European adversaries.
“PSG paid a lot of money for him,” explained Mourinho, who had to cut down his expenditure during the January transfer window because of financial fair play rules. “His contract is also incredible.
“Maybe it's not impossible like Zlatan, because I think that Zlatan is more important to the structure of the club, but I think that it's also difficult.”
Mourinho also ruled out a move for Hazard. The 23-year-old Belgium international has been linked to a couple of other clubs as well, but Mourinho is adamant on rejecting all offers for the versatile forward. Mourinho claims Hazard is the kind of player that Chelsea will want to keep “for 10 years”.