Barcelona forward Lionel Messi will not be joining Chelsea, according to Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
The Portuguese manager says financial fair play rules will prevent his side from landing the Spanish La Liga superstar.
Asked about rumours linking him with a move for the Argentina international, Mourinho told BT Sport:
“No, I have no chance of that.”
“Because at this moment there is financial fair play and with the financial fair play we have to follow certain rules, certain numbers and we obviously have no conditions to buy.”
“As you say, a ‘super amazing player’ paid with ‘super amazing numbers’ that Chelsea, at this moment, we cannot do.”