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Chelsea Will Not Sign Lionel Messi; Unrelated: Sky Is Blue

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One of the most improbable transfer rumours was unsurprisingly shot down today, as Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho confirmed that his club would not be signing Lionel Messi, as if we needed any clarification on the matter

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Shock! Amazement! Disbelief!

These are just a few of the emotions I didn't experience today when I read that Jose Mourinho ruled out the signing of Lionel Messi yesterday. Speaking at length about La Liga and pretty much everything else that would grab the headlines with BT Sport, the Chelsea manager categorically denied that his club are in a position to capitalise on Lionel Messi's reported "unhappiness" in Catalunya. Obviously.

The reason? First off, Mourinho went down the Financial Fair Play route, stating that his club has to "follow certain rules, certain numbers, and we obviously have no conditions to buy. In this moment we cannot do", before adding, rather intelligently I might add, that "I don’t think they want to sell".

It's refreshing to hear Mourinho talk so candidly about this situation given his history with FC Barcelona; indeed a cynic might have suggested that Jose would have taken this opportunity to "stir the pot" and create some trouble over in the Catalan capital, but he didn't. Instead, he just told the truth and helped put an end to an entirely false transfer rumour.

Jose Mourinho and...logic? This might take some getting used to...