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Klopp denies leaking Mourinho information on reported Chelsea return

“It is an absolutely ridiculous story. I never told anyone that Mourinho is going to Chelsea or another club. I’m not a person who does things like that,” said Klopp.

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DORMUND COACH Jurgen Klopp has denied reports he disclosed information about Jose Mourinho’s managerial future to a German newspaper.

The Borussia Dortmund manager reportedly told Bild that Mourinho had decided to quit Real Madrid and return to former club Chelsea next term.

However, the 45-year-old has vehemently denied those claims, stressing that he would never reveal such information about a manager whom he considers to be a friend.

“It is an absolutely ridiculous story. I never told anyone that Mourinho is going to Chelsea or another club. I’m not a person who does things like that,” said Klopp.

“I heard this story before our game with Fortuna and I have to admit I was very sad and angry because it is completely false. It is a made-up story. Mourinho is a colleague and a friend and I would never mess around in such a manner.”

Dortmund face Mourinho’s side in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final tomorrow. The German outfit hold a 4-1 lead from the first meeting at the Westfalenstadion thanks to four goals from Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Klopp’s side continued their recent good form on Saturday, battling to a 2-1 win at Fortuna Dusseldorf thanks to goals from Nuri Sahin and Jakub Blaszczykowski.

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