Transfer Balls: Chelsea defy the Daily Express with Jese Rodriguez inaction
Transfer Balls: Hear the one about the Real Madrid “star” who doesn’t want to join Chelsea? The Daily Express has:
Real Madrid star: I don’t want to join Chelsea
We meet Jese Rodriguez, 22. We want to know what he has against Chelsea?
“I’ve never wanted to leave. I’m very grateful to the coach for counting on me. He’s shown he has faith in me. I’ll try to make the most of every opportunity I get. Coming back midway through last season as I had to do and not play, then play was far more complicated. I feel better. The injury is well behind me and I feel great. I don’t mind where I play. I like all attacking positions so I can adapt easily.”
Did you get that bit about Chelsea? No, us neither. He made not a single mention of the Blues.
Helpfully, the Express links to its own story about Chelsea hunting Jese.
Real Madrid star Jese Rodriguez will make £15m Chelsea decision in June
It’s July. What decision did he make in June, then? The Express says Jese has been “heavily linked” with Chelsea. But the only story making any link appears in the Express. In April the Express said Jese had a big future at Real Madrid. In January, the Express said Mourinho was ready to bid for Jese in the January transfer window.
To recap: Real Madrid player Jese still plays for Real Madrid. Chelsea never did bid for him.