Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that every footballer has their price, including the player he describes as the best in the Premier League: Eden Hazard.
The revered Portuguese coach, referring to the Raheem Sterling situation, admits he would sell an unhappy player regardless of how much talent they possess.
Mourinho insists if Hazard was unhappy or did not want to work under his management anymore, and the right offer came along, he would seriously consider selling.
Mourinho: Eden Hazard is not unsellable
"I don't like players that don't want to play for me and my club, clearly," Mourinho, speaking in his pre-match press conference, was quoted as saying by ESPN. "Every player has a price. It doesn't matter which player. If you ask me now, for example, Eden Hazard; we can speak about him because he's signed a new contract.
"Do I want him to leave Chelsea? No. If he wants to leave, if he doesn't want to work with me, if he doesn't want to play for Chelsea, does Eden Hazard have a price? I think he has a price.
"He's the best player in the Premier League, so I go to the best as an example."
An attempt to further unsettle Sterling?
One suspects this may have been an attempt to unsettle Sterling, 20, even more.
The Blues are reportedly one of several clubs interested in signing the £50 million-rated England international, whose contract expires in the summer of 2017.
Sterling has rejected Liverpool’s latest contract offer - believed to be in the region of £100,000-a-week - and conducted an 27-minute television interview earlier this week without the permission of his employers.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists Sterling will not be going anywhere this summer, although he also said the same thing about Luis Suarez months before the Uruguay international secured a big-money move to Barcelona.
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