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Mourinho: Mata And Luiz Staying At Chelsea

Jose Mourinho has insisted Juan Mata and David Luiz will be staying at Chelsea this summer after reports claimed they could be used as bait to land Wayne Rooney

With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Jose Mourinho insists Juan Mata and David Luiz wont be sold.

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Jose Mourinho has once again insisted that Juan Mata and David Luiz will be staying at Chelsea this summer after reports claimed they could be used as bait to land Wayne Rooney, according to Sky Sports News.

The Blues confirmed they had tabled an offer for the unsettled Manchester United striker earlier this week but denied widespread reports that claimed they had offered either Mata or Luiz in a player-plus-cash deal.

The Chelsea squad arrived in Malaysia for the latest leg of their pre-season tour today and Mourinho once again reiterated that neither Mata or Luiz will be leaving Stamford Bridge this summer. When quizzed by reporters at a press conference on Thursday afternoon about the possibility of either leaving, Mourinho simply said:

 “No chance. No chance.” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Brazilian defender Luiz was also asked by newspaper O Globo about what he thought of speculation linking him with a move to Old Trafford this summer, and the 26-year-old was equally defiant in reaffirming his commitment to Chelsea insisting he has no interest in talking to other clubs about a move.

“I do not like the rumours about me and the possible departure.

“I have a contract with Chelsea until June 2017 and do not want to talk to other clubs.” Luiz is quoted as saying by talkSPORT.

So Chelsea have made it clear they won’t be including either Mata or Luiz in any player exchange deal for Rooney but the club are expected to go back in with an improved offer for the want-away United forward, with Mourinho revealing the 27-year-old is his only summer transfer target.

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Are Chelsea fans happy to hear Mata and Luiz will be staying? Share your views in the comments section below.



  1. Tunji

    July 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Xpein ROONEY AT chelsea

  2. alex

    July 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Mata is important to chelsea like wise david luiz is going to be sad to see both leaving chelsea.

  3. Hamza ayogu

    July 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Plz let no one try 2 make dat mistake. If chelsea whant 2 buy rooney let dm go wit money nt our key players. Plz and plz we are nt hapy 4 dat news. Tanks

  4. Kehinde A

    July 18, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Am very happy wen i heard that luiz & mata are staying in blues, if they want 2 buy rooney, let them go with money not our creatives players. Now i can say am happy with mourinho

  5. haruna

    July 18, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    If chelsea wills to have any trophy this season, they should forget about selling any of the two. I really don’t see rooney as a chelsea player. Jose should look outside and buy a neutral player who is so hungry for goals. Rooney is a great english player but he will not fit into jose’s chelsea.jose should learn from his real madrid mistakes. Up blues

  6. Nelly sk

    July 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Am hapi nw dat bot r stay up chelsea 1 lv

  7. martin

    July 18, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    luiz n mata are the backbone of chelsea squad. Having them in the team is having the winning potential…..

  8. akintola femi ak

    July 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    So hapi about luiz & mata

  9. Kelvin

    July 18, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    If i were moyee i would let wayne 2 go his way

  10. Sunday jega

    July 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Pls we are not going to exchange any of our player to man utd .but i strongly belive that we are going to see rooney with blues shirt very soon.4 the mater of luz and mata is a (TABOO ) SO NO WAY. UP BLUES 4 LIFE

  11. Destiny Okpali

    July 18, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Mata and Luiz must remain in chelsea… UP BLUES!

  12. philip yakubu

    July 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    PLS mourinho dont ever try to sell Mata or Luiz

  13. luckyseun

    July 18, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Mur; should not try, either the two player to leave chelsea ,because Mata and luiz are correct player in chelsea, up Mata up luiz up chelsea 4 life.

  14. Sencyman

    July 18, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    All re rumour,noting like 2 sell both mata n luiz.up blue

  15. Special 1

    July 19, 2013 at 8:44 am

    pls and plz Jose m dont sell our key player mata & luiz is our best player at chelsea if u want rooney on ur own go wit a big money.

  16. Ramscom

    July 19, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Dat could va been d begest mistak dat jos mouriho va ever mak 4 his life. Is just as somebody want to cult of someonce head,is d person not going to die. We chelsea fans we need mata and luiz more dan d manager it self.

  17. izu eze

    July 22, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Any coach that will sale the club best players, came to scatter,chealse 4 tropies.

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