Midfielder has had “more hairstyles than goals” according to Portuguese tactician.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly criticised apparent transfer target AC Milan star Kevin-Prince Boateng, according to several media outlets in Italy.
It is believed that the midfield ace would be interested in a switch back to England, after growing tired of several changes of position under Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri.
He is expected to change again next season as the club return to a 4-3-1-2 formation, and at this stage it is unclear as to where Allegri will deploy him.
As a result, speculation has increased over the possibility of the former Tottenham man leaving the club, with Chelsea speculated to be one of the interested parties. However, new coach Mourinho has reportedly made his feelings clear on any potential move.
“We want football players, not fashion models. Last year he had more hairstyles than goals,” Mourinho is quoted as saying, as reported by football-italia.net.
It is uncertain at this stage as to whether Mourinho did indeed give his opinion on Boateng to reporters, but if the quotes are confirmed by the Portuguese tactician, it is clear he does indeed have a point.
The 26-year-old scored just three goals in 37 games in all competitions last season, and made the headlines for many of his hairstyles throughout the campaign.
Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if Milan decide to sell him this summer, with initial reports claiming that they have set a price-tag of €18m.
However, judging from Mourinho’s comments, it would appear that a move to Chelsea may not be plausible, and it will be up to other clubs to emerge as interested parties in acquiring the services of Boateng.