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Chelsea boss Mourinho warns Liverpool: Sterling has his price

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho won't rule out a move for unsettled Liverpool star Raheem Sterling. The England star has turned down a new contract worth £100,000-a-week and is set to spark a summer bidding war among Europe's top clubs.

"Every deal is possible," Mourinho said. "But the club that sells is in control, not the club that buys. Not the agent, not the cousin.

"I lost my best player at Inter (Milan), too - Ibrahimovic.

"It worked out well, but the situation was simple; the player wants to go, wants to go, wants to go.

"We didn't want. But Mr Moratti [then Inter president] analysed it with me and the board, the amount of money we wanted for him, and that we needed a top striker to replace him and we found a solution with Barcelona of changing Ibra for Samuel Eto'o plus a certain amount of money.

"I don't like players that don't want to play for me and my club, clearly.

"My opinion is every player has a price. It doesn't matter which player. Every player has a price.

"But I also understand the philosophy of managers and clubs who want to keep the players at any price, who want just to say there is no price to sell, the player stays whatever. It's also a philosophy I accept."

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