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Klopp won't be having my Chelsea job - Mourinho

Klopp won't be going to Chelsea. Credit: PA

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho would welcome Jurgen Klopp to the Barclays Premier League - after being assured he is not coming to take his job.

The 47-year-old German has been tipped to make the move to England next season after confirming earlier this week that he will leave current club Borussia Dortmund after seven years at the end of the season.

That news has sparked a frenzy of speculation over possible destinations with Manchester City having already indicated he is not in their sights with pressure mounting on Manuel Pellegrini.

Mourinho admits he has no idea where Klopp will end up - but knows it will not be at Stamford Bridge.

He said: "He's a very good coach, but I have no idea if he comes to the Premier League. He's a very good coach, he's a good friend, I like him very much.

"If he comes, welcome. But I don't want to get into that story, 'where is he going?'

"The only thing I know is that he told me he's not coming to Chelsea, for sure - and he told me that personally, so, I'm calm."

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Four key Man Utd players to miss trip to Chelsea

All four will miss the key game with Chelsea. Credit: PA

Manchester United's Michael Carrick, Marcos Rojo, Phil Jones and Daley Blind will miss Saturday's Premier League clash against leaders Chelsea because of injury, manager Louis van Gaal said on Friday.

"It is the worst scenario," Van Gaal told a news conference.

"Marcos and Phil can both play left central defender and Jonny Evans is also suspended so I do not have many choices.

"Daley Blind and Michael Carrick could play as a holding midfield player and I do not have another option. It is a puzzle."

With Jonny Evans still suspended, that leaves the United manager with Chris Smalling, Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett as the only available centre-halves.

Van Gaal is considering dropping Wayne Rooney back into defensive midfield even though the United skipper has been in good form since he moved up front following a mixed spell in midfield.

Van Gaal added: "I don't have another option or I have to play Wayne Rooney again in that position."

Man United to play Chelsea and Barcelona in USA cup

Man United will return to the USA for pre-season. Credit: PA

Man United will take on Barcelona, Chelsea, Porto, PSG, LA Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, San Jose Earthquakes and Club America in this year's International Champions Cup.

United won the pre-season tournament last season when their glitzy clash with Champions League winners Real Madrid attracted a crowd of nearly 110,000 fans in Michigan.

The Red Devils eventually defeated arch rivals Liverpool in the final, but Brendan Rodgers' side will not be taking part in this year's event which is scheduled for late July and early August 2015.

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