Chelsea morning news: AVB criticises Mourinho, Galatasaray go after former Blues favourite

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A round up of this morning’s news relating to Chelsea.

Former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has criticised Jose Mourinho, suggesting he was never given the chance to become his number two.

AVB and Mourinho worked together at FC Porto, during Mourinho’s first spell at Chelsea and then Inter Milan before going their separate ways.

“I was part of his staff, but I was never his assistant. That's one of the reasons we went our separate ways. I thought I could give him a lot more, but he didn't feel the need to have someone next to him. So I decided to give myself freedom and think about my career, which wasn't difficult,” AVB was quoted in L’Equipe.

Galatasaray are reportedly lining up a move for former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo.

The Turkish club have been without a manager since the start of the week and Di Matteo is among the front runners after Roberto Mancini turned down the role.

Di Matteo has been out of work since being sacked by Roman Abramovich shortly after winning the Champions League with the Blues.

Spanish side Valencia remain firmly linked with a swoop for Blues midfielder Juan Mata.

Mata’s future continues to be the subject of intense speculation, as he’s failed to nail down a starting role in Chelsea’s side this season.

Valencia are reportedly open to a permanent deal, but will also consider taking the Spaniard on loan to give him a chance to move away from Stamford Bridge.

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