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Football: Javier Zanetti brushes off Chelsea rumours

Published on Feb 22, 2014 3:32 AM

ROME (AFP) - Inter Milan icon Javier Zanetti on Friday poured cold water on reports claiming Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho was trying to lure him to the Premier League giants.

Several media outlets, citing a report on, said Mourinho, who steered Inter to an historic Champions League, league title and Cup treble in 2010, wants to bring Zanetti to the club on a player-coach basis.

However, the veteran Nerazzurri defender said he has not heard directly from his former coach and that despite his lack of playing time this season he is committed to the club.

"Honestly, I have a great rapport with Mourinho. We hear from each other frequently, but we've never discussed these things," Zanetti told

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