Chelsea boss was on a transfer mission trip to spark a winter transfer move for Arsenal target Andriy Yarmolenko.
The blues boss watched Spain’s Euro 2016 qualifying victory over Ukraine in Kiev. The Daily Mail reports the blues boss was at the match to watch Ukraine winger Yarmolenko who he intends to bring to Stamford Bridge. The 25 year old was bemused when it was put to him that Mourinho watched him. According to sport review, He stated:
“Mourinho was at this game? I don’t know what to say, how
do I know why he came?,”
“I didn’t know that he was at the game, I was thinking about something else – about the important game against Spain.
“Ask him who he was looking at.”
Yarmolenko, 25, has been previously linked with a move to Barcelona as the Catalan club seek to increase their squad depth, Arsenal are also said to be keen on the 25year old, according to Daily Star, Arsene Wenger is eager to sign the player in January in an effort to bolster his attacking options.
The winger’s contract with Dynamo Kiev expires next year but the winger isn’t keen on seeing out his deal with the Ukrainian club as he wants to play for a big club and the club is more than happy to sell the winger for the right price.
The winger’s dream of playing for a big club may become a reality as London duo Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly preparing a bid for the forward in January.
The winger has also been attracting interest from Everton and Liverpool as well as Italian outfit Lazio.
His teammate Taras Stephaneko confirmed Mourinho’s interest in the winger when he was interviewed after the match saying:
“I think Mourinho will be happy with what he saw from Yarmolenko.”
The Ukraine club is said to be willing to accept an offer of £15m for the winger’s services.
Yarmolenko has played 52 games for Ukraine national side and would be ineligible for this season’s champions league if he switches this season.Follow Football News Arena on Facebook and Twitter for the latest transfer news, injury news, team news and rumours from across the major Leagues in Europe and around the World.