Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that new signing Nathan will not join up with the first-team squad next season, reports Goal.com.
In fact, according to the same report, the Brazilian, who completed his move to Stamford Bridge for around £4.5 million, may well join Vitesse on loan.
Mourinho, who led the Blues to the Premier League title earlier this month, insisted that sending young players out on loan is the right way to go about things.
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“Nathan will not be in Chelsea’s squad next year, simple as that,” Mourinho told reporters.
“You buy, in very good circumstances before the price goes to the moon. You develop the player. He belongs to you, is on loan, and in the right moment you bring him back.”
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One thing's for sure, Chelsea fans will no doubt be excited by the prospect of the talented ace starring for them, but it may be some time before he plays at the Bridge.
Mourinho rejected Madrid
Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague has sensationally claimed that Jose Mourinho rejected the opportunity to return to Real Madrid.
In fact, Balague revealed that, as Real look to replace Carlo Ancelotti as boss, the club have spoken with a number of potential candidates - including Mourinho - but the Blues boss quickly snubbed them.
“The idea is that Real now look for another coach – that is what normally happens when Real Madrid do not win,” Balague told Revista de La Liga.
“Real have spoken to Julen Lopetegui at Porto, to Jurgen Klopp, to Rafa Benitez and Jose Mourinho.
“They have already spoken to those four to see if they would be interested in coaching Real Madrid. They have spoken to Jose Mourinho - he said no to them, of course.
Mourinho thought Terry was finished
Staying with Mourinho, and the Blues boss has admitted that he thought Chelsea captain John Terry was finished at the Bridge.
In fact, the Blues boss claims that without him managing at the Bridge, Terry would no longer be playing for the club.
“I think he knows that, without me, he probably wouldn’t be at Chelsea in this moment," Mourinho is quoted saying by the Sunday People. "Because, probably, with another manager he wouldn’t play. And without playing, he wouldn’t have another contract.
“This is not about the club, but the managers. If the managers don’t want the players, and the player doesn’t play, the club has to open the door.
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