Chelsea transfer news: Mourinho pulls plug on Tiago Mendes deal

Jose Mourinho has pulled the plug on a deal to re-sign Tiago Mendes on a free transfer due to a licensing problem that will prevent the midfielder signing for Chelsea. The 33-year-old was expected to become the third Atletico Madrid player to arrive at Stamford Bridge this summer, following the captures of Diego Costa and Filipe Luis already this transfer window. However, Tiago has been denied the opportunity to work with his Portuguese compatriot in the Premier League again, and could now pen a one-year extension at the Vicente Calderon.