Jose Mourinho’s pursuit of Everton defender John Stones ended in failure on Tuesday when the Chelsea boss ended up with Reading’s Michael Hector and Papy Djilobodji of Nantes instead.
A couple of days before deadline day, Mourinho praised Manchester City’s summer business and admitted they’d reacted to losing out to his side in last season’s title race by strengthening well. Fair play, but was there a hidden message in his comments?
Meanwhile, Crystal Palace boss Alan Pardew spoke humbly after his side’s win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, but we all know what he really meant. Don’t we?
And lastly, Louis van Gaal told us all that he wouldn’t interfere in David De Gea’s proposed move to Real Madrid before the window closed. But was he lying? Was he behind the deal not going through all along?
It’s all in our Quotes of the Week show below, where we take the biggest quotes of the past week and reveal the ‘real’ meaning behind the words…
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