Jose Mourinho denies he ever called Esteban Granero 'a rat' - Chelsea roundup

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Good morning all! Chelsea fans you must have had quite the day yesterday what with Ruben Loftus-Cheek incurring Jose Mourinho’s wrath in the afternoon, Diego Costa confirming he doesn’t want to leave Stamford Bridge and then Sepp Blatter dropping an atomic bomb in the form of his resignation.

Phew. It’s going to take quite a bit to get close to matching the horde of news yesterday offered up, but as ever we’re willing to give it a try as long as you are.

In all seriousness today’s Blues roundup provides timely updates to more than one ongoing story, as well as introducing a new table that Chelsea fans will probably be interested in seeing. In any case it’s all below. Enjoy.

Mourinho on 'The Rat'

If you’re a Chelsea fan you might have found Jerzy Dudek’s claims last week that Jose Mourinho called former Real Madrid man Esteban Granero a rat pretty funny. It’s okay, we’ll admit we did too.

Well, now we’ve got the latest, and from The Special One himself. When asked whether or not Dudek’s anecdote about him going crazy of a supposed mole in the Real dressing room were true, the Blues boss reacted adversely, telling reporters not to make him laugh.

"Don't make me laugh. Really Dudek said that?" Mourinho said.

"Granero is a great professional and a friend of a lifetime."

We’re going to take that as a solid ‘no, I didn’t say that.’ But then Mourinho would say that, wouldn’t he. In fairness to the Chelsea boss he hasn’t really got any reason to lie now that his ties with Real are well and truly severed. All the same watch this space for any updates from either side.

Breaking cash records

Moving on to more concrete speculation it’s been confirmed that Chelsea earned a record-breaking £99 million in cash from the Premier League last season from a host of things such as TV deals and sponsorship offerings. Manchester City finished second in the money table, followed closely by Manchester United.

The Blues’ actual specified amount is £98.9m before you lot start splitting hairs. Who cares though, it’s a hell of a lot either way.

Costa's unhappiness

Finishing off we thought we’d throw in Mourinho’s quotes about how the Costa-to-leave-Chelsea saga is looking from his point of view.

For those of you who might be in any doubt he doesn’t think the idea is feasible at all, and implied that his star striker might be unhappy with the suggestions.

Chelsea fans, what do you think to today’s stories? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comments box below.

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