Date: 20th July 2013 at 4:45pm
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Metro have a rather interesting claim for us here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they note that Jose Mourinho is keen to keep David Luiz and Juan Mata at the club.

The duo have been linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge for some time now and it was even rumoured that the pair were offered to Manchester United in a ‘pick one plus cash’ for Wayne Rooney which turned out to be false.

Not only that but Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been linked with a sensational swoop for Juan Mata, a player he tried to sign back in 2011 before Chelsea landed him.

Now Mourinho has claimed that both are vital to his plans and has noted that: “I am not going to contact them based on news that is not true and that they know that it is not true, because I told them they are very important for me.

“How can I change that two days later because of a news (report)? So, no contact with them.

“I spoke with them during the summer, in my period of holiday and their period in the Confederations Cup.

“When they finished the Confederations Cup I just wished them luck and told them that I will see them on the 28th (July).”

Of course Chelsea fans will welcome this news, especially in respect of Mata who is a fan favourite and has been the outstanding player over the last couple of seasons at the club.

Was it foolish to ever think Chelsea would part with the impressive duo this summer? Let us know your thoughts below.