Jose Mourinho appears to have conceded defeat in Chelsea's bid to capture Wayne Rooney, who played against the Blues in a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford on Monday.
When asked about the Manchester United Striker, the Blues manager had nothing new to say on the matter. Whilst talking about making a third bid for Rooney, Mourinho stated, 'I told you what I had to say, I think I a made it very, very clear that we didn't start the process'.
He then made it quite clear that the club were no longer pursuing the unsettled England forward: "We have nothing more to say. He is a Man United player, no more than that".
The former Real Madrid manager's comments came before Chelsea announced they had reached a deal to sign Samuel Eto'o from Anzhi Makhachkala.
Speaking in a Chelsea press conference earlier today 'The Special One' also move to clear up rumours Juan Mata's potential departure and reiterated that the Spaniard wouldn't be leaving the club.
Mourinho stated: "Everything is clear between me and the player. We have no problems".
He then went on to say: "I think he is a very important player for us, he wants to be an important player for us'. He wants to stay. I want him to stay, the club want him to stay. There is no story".
Tottenham and Arsenal, who have both showed interest in the Spanish playmaker, will be disappointed to hear that Mata is set to stay put at Stamford Bridge.
Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here: http://gms.to/130seMa
DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms