Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho was so desperate to sign Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy he made FOUR offers for him.

The Sun says Mourinho initially bid £5million for Ruddy, 26, and ended his pursuit when a package of £7m cash and £2m in add-ons plus a loan player worth £1m was rejected.

Mourinho instead recruited Mark Schwarzer, 40, for free as back-up to Petr Cech.