Milan - Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho quashed reports the
Premier League giants had offered Inter Milan icon Javier Zanetti a
Several media outlets last week cited a report on
www.insidefutbol.com which said Mourinho, who steered Inter to a historic season in 2010, wanted to bring the
veteran defender to the club.
In an interview with Italian television after Wednesday's
1-1 Champions League draw away to Galatasaray, Mourinho said: "It's not
true. He's at Inter and always will be."
Zanetti last week poured cold water on the report, saying:
"Honestly, I have a great rapport with Mourinho. We hear from each other
frequently, but we've never discussed these things.
"I've always stressed that this club (Inter) is my life
and my home. And it's my desire to stay here. I don't need to add anything
Zanetti has made only five league appearances this season
since returning from a long injury lay-off following the rupture of his
Achilles tendon in April 2013.
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