Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho "surprised" by Mesut Ozil's Arsenal move

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he is "surprised" that Real Madrid sold Mesut Ozil to Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his shock at Real Madrid's decision to allow midfielder Mesut Ozil to join Arsenal on transfer deadline day.

The Gunners smashed their club transfer record to sign the German international for a reported £42.5m fee, prompting Ozil's former teammates, including Cristiano Ronaldo, to admit their disappointment at the 24-year-old's departure.

"I'm surprised but that's football, thats the market," Mourinho said in a press conference. "Real Madrid have a lot of great players, so because they lost Ozil, they don't become a weaker team.

"Mesut left a big club, but comes to the biggest league in the world and comes to a club with big ambitions, so I think if Mesut did it, he was happy to do it."

Meanwhile, summer signing Samuel Eto'o will make his debut for Chelsea against Everton tomorrow.

Share this article now:
Samuel Eto'o of FC Anzhi Makhachkala in action during the Russian Premier League match between FC Dinamo Moscow and FC Anzhi Makhachkala at the Arena Khimki Stadium on July 19, 2013
Read Next:
Eto'o: 'I was wrong about Mourinho'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27233179205972
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd27175551193256
3Liverpool27159361313054
4Chelsea27165649232653
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs27157552242852
6Arsenal27136851361545
7Burnley279992124-336
8Leicester CityLeicester2798103940-135
9Everton2797113246-1434
10Bournemouth2787123141-1031
11Watford2786133747-1030
12West Ham UnitedWest Ham2779113446-1230
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2777132536-1128
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton27610112236-1428
15Crystal Palace2769122542-1727
16Swansea CitySwansea2776142037-1727
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2776142347-2427
18Southampton27511112840-1226
19Stoke CityStoke2767142753-2625
20West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom27311132140-1920
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand