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Chelsea boss Mourinho reacts to Yoshinori Muto bid

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits there could be a commercial agenda to their bid for FC Tokyo attacker Yoshinori Muto. FC Tokyo claim that Chelsea have made an offer, which is believed to be £4m, for the 22-year-old.

The move for Muto comes just two months after Chelsea agreed a £40m-a-year contract, which lasts for five seasons, with Japanese company Yokohama Rubber.

Chelsea are also planning to go on a tour there between the end of the current season and the start of next.

Mourinho refused to confirm whether Chelsea have made a bid for Muto, although did admit he knew 'a little about him'.

When asked if the club's commercial activities could influence transfer policy, he said: "That's modern football, that's modern management.

"There is something that in modern management, you can't completely close the door to a little bit of commercial interest.

"At the same time, a football club is always a football club. And a top football club only has space for very good players or at least very good prospects.

"So no, we would never bring a player if the player has no capacity to be in the Chelsea squad."


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