Chelsea target Radamel Falcao voiced his admiration for Jose Mourinho but insisted he didn't know anything about any interest in him out of Stamford Bridge.
The Colombia international made a £50million switch to big-spending AS Monaco last summer but that has not stopped him being heavily linked with a January switch to Chelsea, among others.
However, Falcao said he had can't see himself heading to the Blues any time soon, despite how much he feels Mourinho is a top coach.
In fact, the 27-year-old insisted he had never even considered the possibility of working under the Chelsea boss and believes his fresh five-year contract makes any prospect of him doing so unlikely.
"Would I like to play with Mourinho? I've never considered it," he told Sky Italia.
"As of today it doesn't seem possible, as we are on two very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.
"But Mourinho is a coach with a fantastic career, the titles that he has won speak for him and nobody can deny his capabilities.
"He has a different style, people might not like him, but that makes him special and football enjoy his eccentricity.
"But there has been a lot of speculation around European clubs interested in me. I didn't think too much about that, though. I try to concentrate on my objectives, training to achieve important results."
After a good start to his Ligue 1 career, Falcao has struggled with form and fitness in recent weeks as Monaco's bid to topple fellow big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain started to falter.
He has scored nine times in the league and trails leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic by six goals, on top of the five points they are behind their rivals from the capital in the table.