Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is stated to have requested €100 Million for the services of Jose Mourinho, Alessandro Proto claimed.
The Express has reported that Monaco sent advisers to London to discuss the possibility of acquiring the Chelsea manager, and made an offer of €50 Million, which was rejected, with Abramovich demanding double that amount.
“We offered €50 million to have the coach immediately, but the request was €100m and that figure seems exaggerated,” Proto Enterprises said in a statement to EFE.
According to the press release, Abramovich rejected the offer because he considered the 52-year-old to be “the best coach in the world.”
This will come as a shock to most, with the 52 year-old as the current odds-on favourite to be the next Premier League manager to get the sack, after a dreadful start to the current campaign.
The Blues are said to be backing their current chief, despite having lost six of their opening 11 matches in the league, falling 14 points behind league leaders Manchester City.
The West-London club are renowned for changing the man in charge since the arrival of the Russian Millionaire’s arrival at the club, but seem adamant to ride out the storm with their current charge.