Former Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho has reached out to Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos, enquiring if the Spain international would like to join him in the Premier League.
A few days ago, Spanish TV program Punto Pelota had claimed that Ramos was on his way to Chelsea; however, the news was dismissed by the football world as nothing but another fantasy reporting by the presenters trying to grab the world's attention.
It was believed that the program had speculated out of thin air but it now seems like there was some truth behind their claim, though they are guilty of jumping the gun and announcing that Ramos is on his way to England.
Spanish paper El Confidencial, which has close ties with Real Madrid, today reported that Mourinho had only contacted the player to ask if he would be interested in joining him at Stamford Bridge.
The paper claims the former Madrid manager sent Ramos a simple text which read: "Sergio, would you like to play for Chelsea?"
Mourinho is believed to have used such tactics before with interested players including Luka Modric. He likes to have inside knowledge on a player’s wishes before making a firm bid, eliminating any chances of ignominy due to the rejection of his advances.
However, Ramos who along with Iker Casillas, was believed to be one of the leaders of the group which actively lobbied with the Madrid hierarchy to get Mourinho out of the club last season, apparently didnot take Mourinho’s advances kindly.
The paper claims that the defender replied in a not-so-friendly manner to Mourinho’s text, rejecting the idea of joining Chelsea without even giving it a second thought, with his sights firmly set on finishing his career at Madrid.
So emotionless is the defender towards his former coach that Ramos did not even greet Mourinho when Madrid and Chelsea had met in pre-season in the International Champions Cup final.
"I didn't talk to Mourinho. Others said hello to him; I have no feelings of resentment towards him, like I've always said: resentment is for losers, and that's not something we do here," Ramos had told reporters after the match.
Ramos and Mourinho did not have the best of relations during the latter's three year tenure at Madrid, so it comes as a surprise that Mourinho contacted the player regarding a move to the Premier League.
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