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Pedro Leon reveals ex-Real Madrid boss Mourinho stopped him joining Chelsea

Pedro Leon has revealed Jose Mourinho stopped him joining Chelsea or Manchester City during his time at Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old was signed by Real Madrid from Getafe for £8.4 million in July 2010, but made only 14 appearances for the La Liga giants.

"I had offers from City, Chelsea and Milan," Leon told Onda Cero.

"Some wanted to sign me in the winter but Mourinho didn't let me go."

Leon faced criticism from Mourinho for his effort in training.

Mourinho replied: "You talk of Pedro Leon as if he was Zidane or Maradona or Di Stefano, he's a player who not long ago was playing at Getafe.

"He's not called up for one game and it seems like you are talking about a great player.

"When he works how I want him to, he will play, and when he doesn't, it will be harder for him to play."

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