Mourinho: No Valencia contact

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has rejected suggestions that he could take over at Valencia next season as “their owner knows I don’t want to leave”.

Reports had tipped the Portuguese to succeed Gary Neville in the near future, regardless of the former Manchester United defender’s performance at Mestalla, in a move orchestrated by his agent and Los Che advisor Jorge Mendes.

“I don’t speak about Valencia. There has been no contact, especially because their owner knows I don't want to leave,” he said at a Press conference on Friday.

“[On his relationship with Spain striker Diego Costa], for me there are no questions marks.

“For one game he was on the bench and for me, for a player, that is natural.

“He always tries and gives his best. I don't need a reaction from him. I just need him to be what he is and try hard.

“I think the Paparazzi had a problem with their memory cards because there were a lot more players out but they only snapped three.”

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