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Mourinho casts doubt on Roma stay amid PSG rumours

Mourinho casts doubt on Roma stay amid PSG rumours

AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho has cast doubt on his long-term future at Stadio Olimpico amid reports linking him with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer.

The French giants are keen to move on from Christophe Galtier, who has endured a troubled campaign at Parc des Princes despite being on track to win the league title.

PSG have courted Mourinho for a while, with reports suggesting sporting director Luis Campos has opened talks with the manager’s representatives.

The Ligue 1 giants have other targets, including former Bayern head coach Julian Nagelsmann, but it is understood that Mourinho is the club’s priority target.

Mourinho is highly sought-after this summer amid rumours that the Portuguese tactician rejected an approach from former club Chelsea, who are also looking for a new permanent manager.

The former Real Madrid boss has one year left on his contract with Roma but has opened the door to a potential summer departure.

“I don’t talk to friends, comrades, journalists,” Mourinho replied when asked about his future (via the Evening Standard).

“If a few months ago our CEO [Pietro] Berardi said he was sure I would stay, that is his interpretation.

“If this time Mr Zazzaroni [a journalist] said what he said is an interpretation of him, I’m not talking to anyone.

“The situation is clear from a contractual point of view – I still have one year on my contract. Football is football – sometimes contracts aren’t the most important thing.”

Despite the speculation about his future, Mourinho is currently focusing on his side’s performances on the pitch, with the Giallorossi faltering in the Serie A top-four race.

They are five points behind fourth-placed Inter Milan with four games left, throwing doubt over their chances of achieving Champions League football through the league.

However, having reached the Europa League semi-finals, Mourinho is aiming to rally Roma to consecutive continental triumphs, which would guarantee them an automatic spot in the Champions League.

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