QPR midfielder Stephane Mbia has admitted that he dreams of working under Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
As reported by the Daily Star, the Cameroonian, who was shipped out on loan at La Liga outfit Sevilla last season, is keen to return to west London in order to link up with Mourinho.
Mbia's words may well come as a blow to Merseyside duo Everton and Liverpool, however, after both clubs have been linked with a move for his services in recent time.
It's uncertain as to whether the Chelsea boss wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge, but it certainly appears that the QPR man would jump at the opportunity.
Speaking to Sky Italia, the 28-year-old said: My dream is to be coached by Mourinho and I hope will become a reality in the future.
"I want to play in the Champions League in the future even though I'd stick to Sevilla because they have done a lot for me.
"Next year I want to try to win something, maybe the Champions League, but I do not know where."
Do Chelsea need him?
In truth, Chelsea have an array of talent in the middle of the park. The club's latest purchase of former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas only strengthened their midfield options.
The Blues also have the likes of Nemanja Matic, Ramires and John Obi Mikel at Stamford Bridge, however they could look to use Mbia as a squad player for the 2014/15 campaign.
Mourinho has, however, lost the experience of Frank Lampard, with the England international set to leave the club when his contract runs out at the end of this month.
Liverpool and Everton
With Mbia admitting that he wants to work under Mourinho at Chelsea, it remains to be seen as to whether Liverpool and Everton will continue their interest in his services.
Both clubs will be desperate to add to their squads as they look to go one better next season. The Reds just missed out on the Premier League title last term, and will be hoping to improve as they look to embark on a Champions League challenge.
Everton, meanwhile, will be looking to secure a place in Euorpe's elite competition, and the addition of Mbia will only help their cause.