Thursday, August 22, 2013
Jose Mourinho has disclosed Chelsea will for the time being stop their pursuit of Manchester joined striker Wayne Rooney until after the two associations rendezvous at vintage Trafford on Monday.
photograph Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea will temporarily halt their pursuit of Manchester joined striker Wayne Rooney until after the two associations rendezvous at Old Trafford on Monday.
The Chelsea manager has repeated his aim to lodge a new offer for the anxious striker, but is enthusiastic for further talks to delay until next week due to "ethical" causes
The Blues have glimpsed two tenders for the unsettled ahead turned down by the Premier League champions, with supervisor David Moyes insisting the England worldwide is not for sale.
aim solely disclosed on Wednesday that joined are designing on re-opening considerations with Chelsea as they gaze to include Juan Mata as part of any deal - but Mourinho asserts no talks will take place ahead of Monday.
"We did [bid for Rooney] before and we will do [again] later," the Portuguese notified reporters after Chelsea's 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
"[But] I don't desire Chelsea to do it before we proceed there ... from the ethical issue of view."
On the evening, Chelsea were pushed all the way by a revitalised Villans, with Antonio Luna's own goal and a late Branislav Ivanovic header sustaining their 100 per cent start to the Premier association time of the year.
There were question marks over whether Ivanovic should have been granted his marching order minutes before netting the victor after appearing to elbow Christian Benteke, but Mourinho deemed the occurrence as "50/50".
"That was very hard. I missed that about the Premier association! commonly matches in the Bernabeu we win every match very snug, this was very hard, it's what I like. I told Paul Lambert that they deserve a point, it wouldn't be unjust.
"Benteke makes a lot of fouls and the adversary who plays against him has to make a lot of fouls.
"Paul Lambert recalls me of me at his age. Now I complain with some decisions, at his age I deplored at every conclusion. Paul complains at every decision, I was the same. Benteke and Ivanovic, they are two monsters, it was 50/50."