Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were both offered to Chelsea (Picture: Reuters)
Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea rejected the chance to sign both Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao before the pair joined Manchester United over the summer.
Di Maria moved to Old Trafford for a British record transfer fee, while Falcao joined on a season-long loan on deadline day.
But Chelsea could have snapped up the duo ahead of their Premier League rivals according to the Blues boss who admits he was approached by agent Jorge Mendes, but turned down the offer.
‘Jorge told me Di Maria and Falcao are his players and he has to find solutions for them,’ Mourinho said in the book The Key to Mendes, according to The Sun.
‘But if Chelsea doesn’t have the financial capacity to pay eight, nine or €10m a year, because of [financial] fair play, of course Mendes has…
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