El Confidencial has published the words Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho reportedly used to sweet-talk Cesc Fabregas into moving to West London.
The Spanish international was heavily linked with a move to a number of Premier League clubs this summer, after Barcelona made it clear he could move.
Former club Arsenal appeared to be the most likely destination for Fabregas, due to his eight-year stay at the club and the fact that Arsenal reportedly had first refusal in the event that he became available for transfer.
Manchester City and Manchester United were also linked with the player in the press, but following the Gunners’ rebuff, Fabregas quickly sealed a £30 million move to Chelsea.
It was later revealed that Chelsea manager Mourinho picked up the phone and persuaded the 27-year-old to join Arsenal’s Premier League rivals – but what exactly did the Portuguese boss say ? Well, ten weeks after officially signing a five-year contract at the club, the word (or words) are apparently out.
“The Portuguese coach clearly saw the situation and phoned the hero of the enemy (Arsenal) to make him his. ‘You will be the boss’ he told him. And the deal was completed', the El Confidencial report states.
The newspaper goes on to say that Mourinho has told his squad of Fabregas' importance to the team, quoting him saying to his Chelsea players: “Cesc is in charge of the rhythm of the game”, and to “Look for Cesc.”