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Mourinho: Huge asking price saw Chelsea withdraw signing Luke Shaw

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luke shaw Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho takes swipe at Manchester United Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at Manchester United for investing heavily in signing Luke Shaw.

The England international arrived at Old Trafford from Southampton in June as he became the Red Devils’ second signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrival of Ander Herrera.

According to BBC, United paid the South-coast club £27m for the teenager’s signature. The Blues were also in the race for Shaw, but ended up signing Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid. However, the former Real Madrid manager believes Chelsea could not have afforded the hefty price tag slapped by Southampton for Shaw.

Mourinho says the addition of Shaw to Chelsea squad would have created a financial imbalance at Stamford Bridge.

“To pay a 19-year-old boy what we were being asked for, for Luke Shaw, we are dead. We would have killed our stability with financial fair play, and killed the stability in our dressing room,” Mourinho said.

“Because when you pay that much to a 19-year-old kid – a good player, fantastic player – but when you pay that amount of money, the next day we would have had players knocking on our door.”

“They would have been saying ‘How is it possible I play 200 games for this club, won this and that, yet a 19-year-old comes here and gets more money than I get? It would’ve killed immediately our balance, and we couldn’t allow that,” Chelsea manager added.

Shaw, 19, still has a very long future despite spending two years in top flight English football. The left-back can go on to become a long-term player for the Red Devils, replacing Old Trafford favourite Patrice Evra in the squad.

The French international recently completed his switch to Juventus, despite signing a new one-year deal with United.

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Comments (6)

  1. It’s a joke hearing this being said by a Chelsea manager. After all it was Chelsea’s take over by (Roman) which changed and inflated the football transfer world. Silly mind games and sour grapes for missing out on Shaw!

    • Luis Filipe is far better than Shaw….haha….good decision by mourinho….

  2. ***who ‘ll take mourinho serious? he is just lamenting for missing out on Shaw! Trying
    to unsettle him!

  3. get lost moriniho

  4. Mourinho has a big mouth. He can’t seem to handle losing out to anyone like a man, all he knows is conspiracy theories and unfounded swipes towards other teams. Chelsea hijack players all the time and no one really makes excuses. Grown up Jose

  5. The truth is always bitter though. Where were you @Imran when Manyoo paid almost £30M for Ferdinand? £27M for Rooney? And this to you Nana Odum, I hope you know Shaw is a Chelsea fan and #CFC was his first option. The fact is that £30M and £120k as wage for a 19 year old is just too outrageous. I understand the sign on fee, but the wage? Shaw should be on £60k at most.