Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has been quoted as saying by The Daily Mail that Chelsea are interested in him.
“Is he (Mourinho) following my progress? According to what I am hearing, yes,” The Daily Mail quotes the 25-year-old as saying.
“He is one of the best managers in the world. He has won so many titles. Any player would love to be coached by this man.”
Back in February of this year, Sissoko spoke of his desire to play for Chelsea’s London neighbours Arsenal, and was quoted as saying by The Daily Mail: “Arsenal made me dream when I was a youngster. Patrick Vieira was my idol. I saw myself in him.”
Sissoko is one of the better players in the current Newcastle squad - he might even be the best - but his comments are unlikely to please the fans.
The Magpies are going through a tough period, and the supporters will want the players to speak positively about next season.
The Frenchman’s comments about his desire to work with Mourinho suggest that he is willing to leave St James’ Park this summer.
However, it is unlikely that Chelsea will make a move for Sissoko. The former Toulouse star is a very good player, but the Blues have better midfielders than him.