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Jose Mourinho reveals: This is why I signed Papy Djilobodji from Nantes


Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has revealed that he signed defender Papy Djilobodji after he was convinced by a person he "trusts completely".

The 26-year-old was a surprise last-minute signing for the Blues and was omitted from Chelsea's Champions League group stage squad.

But Mourinho says the centre-back will be a fantastic squad player for Chelsea this season.

"[Djilobodji] was not my choice," Mourinho is quoted as saying by Goal.

"He was the choice of someone I trust completely. That's the same thing.

"The person that told me Djilobodji could be a fantastic squad player for us is same who said [Kurt] Zouma could be fantastic.

"He's not in the Champions League squad because if he is, Kenedy and [Bertrand] Traore are not on the list. If they are not, you would ask why. The Champions League is good for their development.

"We will be very unlucky if in six matches [in the group stage] we need Djilobodji in the team. One thing is the short competitions, another the domestic season."

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