Chelsea attacker Andre Schurrle appears to be heading for the exit door as the Germany international was left out of the match-day squad to face Bradford City in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Schurrle has been heavily linked with a move away from Chelsea, with Fiorentina winger Juan Cuadrado a January target to replace him.
Mourinho had said in his pre-match press conference before the Bradford game that Schurrle would feature against the Bantams but he was not in the starting eleven or on the bench.
The former-Bayer Leverkusen forward may have picked up a late injury that ruled him out but the Daily Mail is reporting that he’s close to leaving the Stamford Bridge club.
Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund are thought to be the two most likely destinations for the World Cup winner, who could be tempted by a return to the Bundesliga.
It’s thought Chelsea want as much as £27m for Schurrle, and Mourinho said yesterday that it would take a ‘phenomenal’ offer for him to part with Schurrle or Mohamed Salah.
But the Chelsea boss is reportedly looking to offload Schurrle to fund a bid for talented Colombian winger Cuadrado.
Fiorentina are in negotiations with Chelsea, but the Serie A side’s manager Vincenzo Montella has reportedly threatened to quit if he’s sold.