Jose Mourinho has admitted that he DID talk to Real Madrid president Florentino Perez this week, but the Chelsea boss has insisted that they didn't discuss any potential return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Indeed, the Blues chief is expected to announce shortly that he will be extending his stay in west London, with a new contract until 2019 set to be made official in the coming weeks.
Reports on Monday had claimed that the Spanish giants had sounded out four managers – Rafa Benitez, Julen Lopetegui, Jurgen Klopp and Mourinho – about potentially replacing Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.
But Mourinho countered on Tuesday by admitting that it was he who had made the call… and all with far more innocent intentions.
“It is not true [that he sounded me out]," Mourinho told Marca.
“The reality is that I called the president to congratulate him on the the title won by the basketball section of the club.
“I know all too well what this success means for him, for Jose Angel Sanchez and Javi Coll. That is why I was so pleased and I wanted to congratulate him.”