Cape Town - Amid growing reports that Cristiano Ronaldo may leave Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho has distanced himself from the player.
According to the Express, Jose Mourinho has rubbished reports linking Chelsea with a bid for the Portuguese superstar.
The press in Spain had linked Chelsea with a move for the unsettled Real Madrid star with speculation that Mourinho would use his relationship with the player to persuade him to choose Chelsea over Manchester United.
Mourinho has now distanced himself from both the rumour and the player.
“The relationship does not exist." said Mourinho.
"He plays for Real Madrid and I’m at Chelsea. We do not often pass each other on the street."
"The relationship doesn’t exist, it’s just a memory. I remember the good and the not so good. I remember that he is a goal machine, he helped me to become a champion, to win the cup and the Super Cup."
"He probably also helped him and each of us to make history in winning the league with 100 points against the best Barcelona side in history.
"Cristiano Ronaldo gives me great memories and I wish him all the best in his career, for his country and for his club, because when I go to a club I go with a sense of belonging and wish my former players continued success.”
Cristiano Ronaldo responded to the comments made by his former mentor sharply.
"Mourinho? What he says is not important." said the Ballon d'Or winner.
"I only think about Real Madrid.
"I want to help them, the other things I do not care about."