Chelsea: Mourinho Reveals Ulterior Motive Behind Striker Bid

"That's modern football" according to the Chelsea boss.
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"That's modern football" according to the Chelsea boss.

In news that'll shock absolutely no one, Jose Mourinho hinted this week that Chelsea's interest in 22 year old Japanese striker Yoshinori Muto could be motivated by commercial interests.

Earlier this year Chelsea agreed a £40m-a-year contract with Yokohama Rubber (that's a shirt sponsor, not another player), with Chelsea planning on touring Japan at the end of this year.

When asked if Chelsea's commercial interests could affect their transfer dealings, Mourinho simply said "that's modern football".

FC Tokyo claim Chelsea have made an offer of around £4m, but Mourinho only claims to know "a little" about the player.

From the looks of his highlights reel he can certainly bang them in without trouble, but in the Premiership? Different story. Time will tell. What do you think Chelsea fans? Should you be allowing shirt sponsorships to dictate your squad? Does it even matter? Let us know in the comments below.


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