Steven Gerrard to Chelsea: Jose Mourinho rules out the move…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he has no interest in signing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard this summer if he fails to agree a new deal to prolong his Anfield stay.
Sky Sports reports explain that Gerrard raised question marks over his future last month when he revealed he could leave Liverpool when his contract expires next June.
The skipper has yet to be offered a new deal to stay where he is, but manager Brendan Rodgers is still confident of keeping the 34-year-old at Anfield.
Mourinho, who twice tried to sign Gerrard before during his first spell in charge of Chelsea, insists he would not be in the market this time if Gerrard does become available at the end of the season.
But asked whether he would be following up his interest once again, he replied; “No. “How long can he still play? I don’t know.” Also asked whether he had any regrets about failing to land Gerrard in his first spell at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho added: “No. It was a long time ago.”
Mourinho also admitted he is not surprised to see Liverpool struggling to replicate the form of last season when they went so close to winning the Premier League. The Merseyside giants are already 15 points behind the leaders.
“In the Premier League I’m not surprised with anything. Every match is difficult,” noted Mourinho. “Obviously they lost a very good player in Luis Suarez, and when you lose good players you lose something. But they have fantastic funds to invest in a new squad.”