Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has suggested that the club won't be making a move for Fiorentina ace Juan Cuadrado, reports Miguel Delaney of ESPN.
The Colombian international, who starred at this past summer's World Cup in Brazil, has been heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge of late, with the Express only reporting yesterday that Fiorentina had accepted a £23 miliion bid from the Blues for the winger.
Now, though, despite the huge transfer links of late, it appears that Mourinho is happy with the squad at his disposal in west London.
In fact, when discussing Cuadrado in his pre-match press conference ahead of the club's FA Cup fixture with Bradford, Mourinho has insisted that the player fits in well at Fiorentina and Colombia, but not at Chelsea.
It's certainly a surprise that the Blues boss is unlikely to make a move for the Colombian ace, with the player having proved his credentials at the highest level in recent years. There's no doubt about it, the Serie A man would improve the Blues' attacking options even further, with the likes of Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah being linked with moves away from the club.
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It appears, though, that Cuadrado won't be joining the ranks at the Bridge anytime soon, with Mourinho clearly concentrating on this weekend's FA Cup showdown with Bradford at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are still on course to land an incredible quadruple this term, but Mourinho has insisted that it's near enough impossible for his side to achieve such a feat.
In fact, Mourinho has pointed towards fixture congestion as the reason why winning four trophies in one season would prove extremely difficult.
For now, the Blues will just be hoping to continue their run in the FA Cup and will be hoping for a comfortable day against the Bantams tomorrow afternoon, before turning their attentions to the Capital One Cup semi-final second-leg with Liverpool next week.
After securing a 1-1 draw at Anfield this past week, the Blues are in pole position to secure a place in the final of the competition and will be desperate to progress.
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