Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that links with Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado are wide of the mark.
The Blues have been aligned with the tricky Colombian over the course of the past few days, with reports claiming that La Viola have accepted an offer from them for his services.
Cuadrado has been lauded for his Serie A showings in recent seasons, with his quick feet, eye for goal and raw speed making him one of the division’s most feared wide attackers.
His domestic displays led to a slot in his nation’s World Cup squad, and he shone in Brazil, despite team-mate James Rodriguez’s headline grabbing displays.
Although reports indeed claim that his move to Chelsea is likely to go through this month, Mourinho has rubbished suggestions that he will be signing the wide-man:
“There are no men marked [to come in],” he is quoted by Goal.
“He’s [Cuadrado] a Fiorentina player. You ask me 20 names, if I don’t know them, trouble. My son knows them! It’s my job.
“I think he fits well in Fiorentina squad, and Colombia squad, not in Chelsea squad.”
Mourinho than went on to suggest that Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah’s futures are unclear:
“I cannot say that.” He said. “Window is open. I like them [Schurrle & Salah], I need them, I trust them.”