19 Jul 2014

Mourinho taunts Arsenal over Fabregas

10:54 am on 19 July 2014

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has taunted his Arsenal rival Arsene Wenger by claiming it took just 20 minutes to persuade Cesc Fabregas to join his London Premier League football club, rather than the Gunners.

Mourinho's signed Fabregas from Barcelona for $53 million despite Arsenal having first option to take back their former star, the Portugese claiming the Spain midfielder didn't want to return to his old club.

Wenger reportedly didn't want to re-sign Fabregas because he was happy with Mesut Ozil, Aaron Ramsey, Jack Wilshere and Mikel Arteta as main central midfielders.

But Chelsea boss Mourinho, who has had many verbal jousts with Wenger, says it was an easy job for him to lure Fabregas across London to his club, insisting the Spaniard had no interest in a reunion with the club he left to join Barcelona in 2011.