Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he does not agree with Brendan Rodgers saying that Raheem Sterling is not available for sale at any price.
Instead, he has stated that every player has their price and that the club should sell them once the interested parties meet the pricetag. Mourinho was speaking ahead of the match with Stoke City during the weekend. Sterling has been a major focus for tabloid transfer news after his latest interview to the BBC where he stated that his contract talks have been put on hold. Further, he welcomed any interest from Arsenal.
It is also believed that Chelsea, Manchester United, and City are also monitoring the situation. Sterling is believed to have rejected an offer of £ 100,000 per week from Liverpool. The reason for rejecting appears to be motivated more by trophies than money. The 20-year-old believes that he can go to clubs elsewhere where there are better opportunities for winning titles. Mourinho has quoted the example of his best player – Eden Hazard, who he also terms as the best player in the league – for the fact that any player can be sold if he does not want to play for a specific club or a manager.
Hazard and Mourinho are thought to enjoy a great relationship.”I don’t like players that don’t want to play for me and my club. My opinion is every player has a price.It doesn’t matter which player. If you ask me, for example, do I want Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea? No. If he wants to leave and doesn’t want to work with me, doesn’t want to play for Chelsea, does he have a price? I think he has.But I also understand the philosophy of managers and clubs who want to keep the players at any price,” said Mourinho.