Jose Mourinho joked that his “friends” at Paris Saint-Germain could do him a big favour this month and send him Kylian Mbappe on loan.
The Tottenham boss is understood to be scouring the market for a striker with Harry Kane out until April time after he tore his left hamstring on New Year’s Day.
Mourino’s side have reportedly been keeping tabs on AC Milan hitman Krzysztof Piatek, while 90min claim Borussia Dortmund have now offered Spurs the chance to sign Spanish international Paco Alcacer on loan until the end of the season.
Mourinho though was asked about Chelsea target Edinson Cavani, whose contract ends in the summer.
“(He’s a) Paris Saint-Germain player,” said Mourinho.
“I think I have a very good relationship with Mr Nasser and Mr Leonardo (PSG officials). I want to keep that great relation, and good relations are based on respect, and I’m not going to talk about a player from Paris Saint-Germain.
“Unless you want to joke and they are my friends, they could send Mbappe on loan. More than that I have nothing to say.”
Asked for an update on Christian Eriksen, Mourinho added: “I can tell you it is great news for you because everyday is a wonderful day. I have to say amazing work, people get addicted to the screen because it’s amazing. But for us we are very poor on news.
“We are very poor for two reasons: one because we are not buying a player every day and second because I am the kind of guy who refuses to speak about players from other clubs, which some managers they are happy to do it. I don’t do it, so any name you can throw at me, I will say that player belongs to club A, B or C. And I don’t talk about players from club A, B or C.
“And in relation to Christian, the answer is not good for you. But that is the answer, and the answer is he is selected for tomorrow.”