Mourinho encourages Spurs’ Duffs’ Bids’

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Despite a huge amount of press earlier this week, it seemed like Tottenham’s attempt to snap up Damien Duff had lost steam – especially after the winger was photograped training with Chelsea after he was supposed to already have had a medical with Spurs.

But the latest statement from Jose Mourinho on Chelsea’s website should spice things up a little once again,

“The players we don’t want to keep are the players we move. The players we want very much to keep we say that. And I can give an example. ”

“The example is Robben, a player we keep 100 per cent for sure.”

“Damien Duff is the type of player I like as a player and a person but I listened to him for a couple of hours and could understand what he has in his mind. But after that it becomes business and he is such a good player I don’t think he is easy business for another club.”

Basically it seems that Duff has told him that he doesn’t think he wants to stay at Chelsea anymore if the club can agree terms with someone else, and it’s simply a matter of someone putting in the right bid.

Tottenham have already spent in excess of 20m pounds this transfer window and rumors are that the sale of Michael Carrick was to fund any further signings, or given that the club have also just signed a massive sponsorship deal with Mansion they may be able to pull this one out regardless.