And former Stamford Bridge star Scott Minto believes Mourinho’s influence could persuade the Atletico Madrid striker to move to west London.
Minto told the Daily Star Sunday: “If he’s going to leave Spanish football then I’d love to see him in the Premier League with Chelsea.
“I can see that being a real possibility. Jose Mourinho knows everything he needs to know about him.
“We know he’s got the buy-out clause of £48million but whether anyone gets anywhere near that I don’t know.
“Atletico Madrid have said he is going and he is the best number nine in world football.”