Jose Mourinho insists he knows nothing about fresh reports linking Chelsea striker Didier Drogba with a move to Internazionale.
Inter’s technical director Marco Branca reportedly met with Drogba’s agent Pierre Frelot on Monday along with Mourinho’s agent Jorge Mendes at a restaurant in London.
“I don’t know where Branca was, I was at dinner at Cernobbio,” he said. “I know absolutely nothing about this story.”
The Ivory Coast international was linked with a switch to the Italian club last summer before he decided to commit to The Blues and see out his contract at Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho believes Drogba is unlikely to leave Chelsea in the short term,, despite enduring an up and down season that has been undermined by injury and suspension.
“I know on the other hand that Drogba is part of the history of Chelsea and, from afar, it seems to me that he is and will be a Chelsea player,” he added.
Meanwhile, Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari reacted angrily to the reports.
Responding to the claims, Scolari said: “I do not sleep with Drogba. Where he was? I don’t know. I’m not a policeman for my players.
“Ask Peter Kenyon [chief executive], ask Roman Abramovich [Chelsea owner].
“I don’t know, I am only the coach.”