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Scolari happy with squad

05 Sep 2008 - 08:51:58

Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has distanced himself from reports suggesting he was annoyed at the club's failure to land Brazil international Robinho.

The Blues had been chasing the 24-year-old Real Madrid star throughout the summer, only for Manchester City to sign the player for a British transfer record fee of more than £30million on a dramatic last day of the transfer window.

Scolari was reportedly livid to have missed out on his fellow Brazilian, but insisted: "I have seen the newspapers and that they say I am unhappy or angry with the club. These statements are not true at all.

"I have not said this and I do not think this. I am very happy with this situation.

"I have many great players and I am very happy with my team. I am receiving new players from injuries as Didier Drogba will be back soon.

"John Mikel Obi recovers well. Michael Ballack and Michael Essien played with injuries but both are getting better. They are an example of the fantastic characters I have in my squad.

"I don't think the people around Robinho were serious about him coming to Chelsea.

"They were more interested in the best business deal. But what I've said before about Robinho I say again now. He's a very good player. I only wish him the best."


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