Jose Mourinho
Mourinho says he would even consider selling Eden Hazard if he was unhappy at ChelseaReuters

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has given his views on Raheem Sterling's current situation at Liverpool, saying that he would immediately sell a player who would no longer be interested in playing for his side.

Sterling recently refused a new £100,000 a week deal at Anfield, saying that the timing was not right and he would only be negotiating a new contract after the end of the season.

This led to speculation that the 20-year-old was looking to move out of Liverpool this summer.

However, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers made it clear this week that Sterling would not be sold this summer, regardless of whether he signed a new contract or not.

On being asked about his views on Sterling's current situation, Mourinho, without referring specifically to the England forward insisted that he would even let Eden Hazard leave if he was unhappy at Chelsea.

"I don't like players that don't want to play for me and my club, clearly," Mourinho told Sky Sports. "Every player has a price. It doesn't matter which player."

"If you ask me now, for example, Eden Hazard; we can speak about him because he's signed a new contract. Do I want him to leave Chelsea? No. If he wants to leave, if he doesn't want to work with me, if he doesn't want to play for Chelsea, does Eden Hazard have a price? I think he has a price."

"He's the best player in the Premier League, so I go to the best as an example."

The Portuguese insists that his approach is no better than any other manager's, but "just different."

"I also understand the philosophy of managers and clubs who want to keep the players at any price, who want just to say, 'there is no price to sell - the player stays, whatever'. My philosophy is not better than that - it's just different."

Meanwhile, Mourinho himself is facing a difficult decision as Petr Cech has hinted at leaving Chelsea this summer after losing his starting spot to Thibaut Courtois.

Although the Blues are unlikely to sell Cech to their Premier League rivals including Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham, who are all believed to be interested in signing the Czech international, the former Real Madrid boss has hinted that the goalkeeper will have a say in his future.

"Petr Cech is not a player - he's an institution," added the 51-year-old Portuguese. "Ten years in goal, going through everything he went through, great moments and sad moments, dying on the pitch."

"Chelsea gave him a lot, but for what he is giving to the club still, he deserves a special perspective. I think he won the right to be part of a discussion and a decision."

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