Cesc Fabregas denies there is any extra intrigue in Chelsea’s Champions League game with Porto despite the reunion of Jose Mourinho and Iker Casillas.

Mourinho and Casillas had a stormy relationship when together at Real Madrid, although the manager has confirmed he has no problem greeting the goalkeeper.

“It’s a special game [for the Press],” Fabregas said, Marca reports, when asked about his boss and his Spain colleague.

“The fact that it’s Casillas doesn’t interest me, it interests [the reporters].

“We’ve not talked about anything. It will be nice to see him on Tuesday, we’ll say hello and that’s it.”

Fabregas also touched on another international teammate, Diego Costa, with whom he also plays at club level, though the striker is sitting out a domestic ban for his behaviour against Arsenal.

“I understand Diego’s frustration because what has happened is very unfair,” the midfielder continued.

“Other than that he is a key player for us, our striker and our reference point in attack. We need him if we’re to go far in this competition.”

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