Tuesday, 28th January, 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has appeared to continue his war of words with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger by insisting he does not get involved in commenting on what other clubs do in the transfer market.

Wenger blasted Chelsea's decision to sell Juan Mata to Manchester United after they had played them twice in the Premier League as "unfair" and suggested even scrapping the January transfer window altogether.

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Mourinho hit back, telling Wenger that what is unfair is the fixture list Arsenal are handed every season, with the Chelsea manager pointing to a number of examples where he believes the Gunners have received preferential treatment, with extra days to recover before big games.

That in turn led Wenger to defend himself. And the Portuguese has today claimed that he is not like "other guys" who comment on transfer business conducted by other clubs, in what seemed another swipe at Wenger.


Mourinho told a press conference: "[I will speak about] what my club did, because other guys like to speak about other clubs.

"I don't speak about other clubs, other business. I speak about ourselves."

Mourinho also all but ruled out any further signings for Chelsea this month, while leaving the door slightly ajar if an "incredible" situation arises.

"Unless an incredible surprising deal happens with one of our players and because of that we have to react", he said in response to a question over whether the window is over for the Blues.

"But, objectively, I don't believe [it will happen]", he added.

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