Stamford Bridge chief pours cold water on links to Barcelona star.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has moved to dismiss reports that he is set to spring a £200m move into action for Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, according to the Daily Star.
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Sources in Spain had claimed this week that the Argentine could be on his way to the Premier League at the end of the season should the Catalan giants fail to pick up any silverware this term.
Mourinho had been said to be weighing up a move for the 27-year-old in a £200m dealthat would be part funded by sportswear giants Adidas, but the Blues boss has quickly refuted the claims as the January transfer window approaches.
“My reaction is that your world changed so much that our world also changed so much,” said Mourinho.
“And I think, in this moment, it’s so easy, so easy to have non-truths circulating. It’s so easy that some people put news without confirming or speaks about rumours.
“Obviously it’s not true. Obviously it’s not true.”
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