Mourinho speaks out on Chelsea transfer targets.
The Blues boss is not one for holding back when quizzed by the press, and he let some things slip with his recent quotes in the Daily Telegraph, as he admitted Pogba may be something of an impossible dream, while Stones would be a useful long-term replacement for his ageing defenders.
When speaking about the possibility of signing Pogba, Mourinho compared the French international to the Eiffel Tower, suggesting that although he is a big fan of the 22-year-old, he may be an unrealistic buy for this summer.
“Pogba is one of the top players in the world” he said. “Pogba goes to any team and improves that team automatically.
“I think everybody has an interest in Pogba. But there are things you can do and things you cannot do. I love the Eiffel Tower but I can’t have the Eiffel Tower in my garden.”
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Meanwhile, the Portuguese coach also spoke about the club’s interest in bringing England starlet Stones to Stamford Bridge, though he insists it is not a signing he is “desperate” to complete straight away.
“We have two who are more than 30 years old (in defence),” he explained. “We would like to have two less than 25 years old, which would give us the next 10 years. But as you can imagine it’s no something urgent, it is not something we are desperate for.”
It makes sense that Chelsea are thinking about the future at the back, with only Kurt Zouma currently looking like the calibre of player ready to step in for John Terry and Gary Cahill in the next couple of seasons, while Stones has shown himself to be one of the top young talents in English football with his recent performances for club and country.
The eye-catching displays of the 21-year-old Toffees ace have also seen him linked in the last few days with both Manchester United and Manchester City, according to a report from the Daily Mirror.