Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard insists rumours linking him with the Chelsea job is having no effect on him or his players.

In the wake of Chelsea´s recent Carling Cup final defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, speculation abounded that the Stamford Bridge club were targeting the former Holland international as a replacement for manager Avram Grant.

But Rijkaard said: "I am aware of the rumours but they are that - rumours - and they have not affected me or my team."

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