Mourinho Responds To Rooney And Hazard Reports

By on January 10, 2014

With the January transfer window now open for business clubs will be working hard to try and strengthen their squad for the second half of the season, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with all the latest news, gossip and rumours. Today, Jose Mourinho responds to rumours over the future of Eden Hazard and Wayne Rooney.

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has responded to reports linking winger Eden Hazard with a move to PSG while he also had his say on reports suggesting he’s eyeing up a move for Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney.

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Speculation in Friday’s French media claimed that attacker Hazard will ‘certainly’ be joining big-spending Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and he’s apparently already told team-mates of his decision.

The Mirror carry quotes from Paris-based newspaper Le Parisien that have been attributed to the Belgian international, where’s he’s believed to have told his Chelsea team-mates:

“I will certainly be joining Paris next summer”

Of course the ‘source’ of this quote goes unnamed, so they can hardly be looked-upon as reliable, but reporters still asked Mourinho about it during his press conference this afternoon.

The Blues boss insisted he has no concerns over the 23-year-old leaving as Chelsea are not interested in selling and even if they did, his value is now ‘crazy’.  Mourinho told Chelseafc.com:

‘I’m not worried because if two years later he is two or three times better than he was when we bought him, his value in the market is a crazy value,’ said Mourinho.

‘On top of that, he’s not a player we are interested in selling. Because of the fact we don’t want to sell and the crazy value he has, I don’t think there’s any chance Eden will go.’

There was also yet more speculation linking Chelsea with a move for Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney, with the Telegraph reporting that Mourinho is ‘convinced’ he’ll be able to finally land the player next summer.

The Blues boss was quizzed about the report this afternoon and was predictably guarded with his response, refusing to be speak about a player under contract with another Premier League club:

“I don’t want to speak about it,” Mourinho said.

“We play Man United in a few days. I don’t think it’s nice to speak about a Man United player. You have to ask him (Rooney). You have to ask the player. And Man United because Man United has a contract with the player that doesn’t end at the end of the season.” [Source: Guardian]

It’s no surprise that Mourinho didn’t say too much regarding the future of Rooney, but the interesting thing was he didn’t rule out making a move in the summer.

Rooney has just 18 months left on his contract and if he fails to agree an extension over the coming months, he’ll be down to just 12 months at the end of the season, at which point United are going to have to decide; cash in while they can still command a fee or risk losing him for nothing.

Should the champions decide to sell, I wouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea are heading the queue of interested parties battling for his signature.

The west Londoners current crop of front-men are hardly setting the world alight. Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto’o and Damba Ba are all struggling to find the net on a regular basis this season so I personally wouldn’t be shocked if they made another move for Rooney in the summer – particularly if he hasn’t signed a new deal at United.

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Are Chelsea fans worried about losing Hazard? Would they like Rooney to sign? Share your views below.

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23 Comments

  1. Olayinka aiyenero

    January 10, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I dont want jose to sell hazard for psg ,why did u want to sall tell us why be cose of money why jose

    • Yemite

      January 10, 2014 at 11:56 pm

      Olayinka why don’t u remove ur glasses nd read the story well b4 u judge any body…….try to understand the comment of jose ok…..hahahaha

      • Sweetbrito

        January 11, 2014 at 5:28 am

        @Olayinka, u must be a daft! Did u at all read the post very wella? Ppl like u are the reason why they regard chelsea fans as agberos and touts. Mtcheeew.

      • Jaymac

        January 11, 2014 at 5:53 am

        Yemite you’re hundred percent right,but without insulting anyone in particular,those who are commenting should first read Mou’s comment well before jumping in,the man said even with a crazy offer that Chelsea is not a selling club!And to begin with how many of those commenting here has ever seen Chelsea sell any of their important player for whatever amount? At least not in the last 7 years and over.It was Arsenal that was doing that previously,but beginning from this season they too has turn into a buying club,no club that wants to fight for trophies in a top league would be selling at the same time hoping to win trophies the two philosophy does not work together!!!

    • qado frn choba

      January 11, 2014 at 8:05 am

      Ola read n undrstnd.. Mou said ‘He(Hazard) was worth £32m wen we signed him & now he is 3 times beta’. Meanin 32*3=£96m. N evn @ dat, he wil not sell his star man. Gat dat?

  2. Emeka chidiebere

    January 11, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Jose should not allow Hazard to go psg. Let him continue the race united giants.

  3. Emeka chidiebere

    January 11, 2014 at 1:33 am

    Jose should not allow Hazard to go to psg. Let him continue the race of united giants.

  4. stanley

    January 11, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Let me not hear dat comment from PSG again,,,even if Hazard is wot more than 40m he is not for sale says mourinoh

  5. hezzy adi hezron

    January 11, 2014 at 4:17 am

    eden is going nowhere,

  6. bfafce

    January 11, 2014 at 4:30 am

    pls bluez fans, read and comprehend b4 u make comment. Jose said dat Hazard worth £100m but he is not d type of player chelsea will sell 4 any amount.

  7. Antonio

    January 11, 2014 at 5:27 am

    Y ar all diz fans Decoiling?
    No manager in diz world wil eva try 2 sell Hazard even if its £150.m
    bcoz no body cn replace hm. Except Ronaldo.
    Xo y ar u afraid. Can’t u read d article n just laugh?
    Hazard wil end his career in Chelsea.
    N Hazard & Courtois shal 1 day bcom d world best .
    Xo wen u read such article just laugh cox Hazard wil neva go 2 a club lyk PSG.
    Up CHELSEA

  8. ogonna igwe

    January 11, 2014 at 5:31 am

    Even if hazard,is 2 be sold,he should be sold 4 £3000million,if u can,come n buy pSG.

  9. soba

    January 11, 2014 at 5:36 am

    If it is R. Madrid that is mentioned I will be worry, but @ £150m chelsea won’t sell Hazard, He is our Messi or Ronaldo. Good enough, Jose has said it all; He is not available even at a crazy price.

  10. Iceykenny

    January 11, 2014 at 6:07 am

    Eden Hazard is only going to be sold if @cfc relegates. LOL. Even R.Madrid, Barca, PSG, Monaco and Mancity can not buy him. So Far Abrahimovic is still alive. Whatever salary other clubs offer him, our Oga At The Top will double it. Too bad for other clubs that felt that 32million was much then when chelsea bought him. Now we r beginning to reap the seed we sewed

  11. Gideon Nwokeji

    January 11, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Hazard’s ours for life. Up Mourinho, up Chelsea!

  12. AZUOMA CHRIS

    January 11, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Fist of all chelsea 4 life, i so much luv my brodaz an sisterz in de blue blood, de bluez 4 life, u ppl ar westin ur time cuz number one coch in de world haz sayz no one can buy hazard at any 4kin price.

  13. AZUOMA CHRIS

    January 11, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Psg Hazard is not 4 sall at any cost, sayz by number one an orji fist son

  14. Eyes de see

    January 11, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Mou. Dnt involve hmself in any bad buying n selling biz. I dey laugh una ooo. Up blues

  15. Benjamin uba

    January 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

    What kind of rumours is this? Why do jose want to sell hard? We are saying. NO to that ugly ideas please hard is not for sell ok.

  16. Benjamin uba

    January 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

    What kind of rumours is this? Why do jose want to sell hazard? We are saying. NO to that ugly ideas please hazard is not for sell ok.

  17. shuta

    January 11, 2014 at 10:41 am

    i hv neva liked harzard..i stil prefer schurrle to him…. Harzard is always busy doing notin running from X to Y…. That is why i dumped chelsea for Arsenal…

  18. ann

    January 11, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    shuta arsenal is d best club for bad belle gud for nothing fan like u. bye bye rubbish.

  19. ann

    January 11, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    hazard is a wonderful player he gos n where haters beware ..ooo chelsea fc jesus d lord club. up chelsea till jesus come.

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