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Chelsea boss denies interest in highly-coveted star

YarmolenkoChelsea fans in the Transfer Tavern have been left disappointed after their manager ruled-out a move for a player the club was supposedly tracking.

Sky Sports stated Jose Mourinho was spotted at Ukraine’s clash with Spain last week, with Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu claimed Andriy Yarmolenko, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Alex Teixeira were the players targeted.

However, Mourinho has rebuffed those claims by stating he was watching three Spain internationals. Ahead of tonight’s clash with Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League, the Portuguese boss said:

“When people start some rumours they have to think a little bit before the rumour. Why? When Chelsea has Pedro, Eden Hazard, Willian, Kenedy, Bertrand Traore and [on loan] Juan Cuadrado and Victor Moses.”

“We cannot make a collection of wingers. When people want to make rumours they have to find players in positions where we don’t have so many.”

Chelsea fans in the Tavern disagree with Mourinho’s observations as they are unconvinced with the players he has mentioned; with Pedro Rodriguez struggling to settle, Eden Hazard experiencing poor form and Brazilian youngster Kennedy being unable to be relied upon.

In their eyes, a move for Yarmolenko would make a lot of sense.

Chelsea fans, do you want to see your club join the hunt for Yarmolenko? Let us know below in the comments!

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