Here we go again! Jose aims swipe at Arsenal
It never seems to end when it comes to Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, does it?
This time, the Chelsea manager has aimed a sly little dig at the Gunners over the Blues' purchase of ex-Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.
Speaking at a BT Sports question-and-answer session in London, Mourinho said: "I spoke with him 20 minutes. I think he really wanted to come to us.
"As you know, Arsenal had an option where they could interfere, but I think he was not open to that.
"I think he was very, very much in our direction, so it was an easy job for me."
Mourinho added that he was pleased with the additions of Fabregas, Diego Costa and Filipe Luis to his squad and declared that their summer spending spree was over.
Still, the Special One still couldn't resist weighing in on Gunners midfielder Jack Wilshere, who was photographed smoking while on holiday in Las Vegas.
"What football players do, millions and millions are watching, lots of kids are watching," said the Portuguese in a quote published in the Mail Online.
"I'm not a specialist, obviously, but I don’t think if a football player smokes one cigar or cigarette with friends in the summer when he is not training – I don't think it affects his performance.
"What gets affected is that a kid at home says if a top football player can smoke then I can smoke and it is not a problem."
Wenger usually doesn't take digs from Mourinho lying down, so expect a barbed riposte from the Frenchman to come along very shortly.
You can read the best quotes from their spiky relationship here.
Sources: AFP, Mail Online