Cape Town - Gerard Pique has politely rejected the advances of Manchester United while talk of a Chelsea move gathers momentum.
The Daily Star report that Chelsea are being linked with a sensational bid to bring Spain and Barcelona star Gerard Pique back to the English Premiership.
The former Manchester United player has confirmed that he is not interested in a move back to the club he left in 2008.
“I left a lot of friends there and was really happy there, even if I
didn’t play as much as I wanted to." said Pique.
I’ve always said I want to retire here and, if possible, stay here all my
this moment I’m not thinking about leaving, and I’m really happy if it’s true
that United want me... but I want to stay.
“I’m a Barcelona fan, I have been since I was a kid, and I want
Pique's latest comments are not putting Jose Mourinho off as the Portuguese manager is reportedly interested in making a January move for the 27-year-old defender.
Mourinho is interested in signing a long term successor to 33-year-old club stalwart John Terry.
Chelsea are willing to offer £24 million for his services.
Pique, under pressure following a poor showing in El Clasico, has made 274 appearances for the Catalan giants since his arrival in 2008.