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Jenas bid is fantasy - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho
Mourinho had Jenas down on paper in his fantasy football team

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho has blamed his fantasy football selections for rumours he is interested in signing Jermaine Jenas from Tottenham.

"Last July the Daily Telegraph started their fantasy football league and paid me to take part," said Mourinho.

"In my squad I put Jenas and others. Six months later the market reopens and it comes out I like these players.

"I like them, otherwise I wouldn't have put them in my squad, but that's a transfer market without rules."

The former Chelsea boss has been linked with a bid for midfielder Jenas, 25, in recent days.

"It seems to me that someone wants a player from Inter and seeing that they know I like another player, they've brought out this story," he added.

Jenas did not last long in Mourinho's team, while Spurs team-mate Gareth Bale - also singled out by Mourinho as a selection - was "transferred out" in December.

MOURINHO'S FANTASY XI
Mourinho's fantasy football line-up, correct as of 19 January:
GK: Reina
DF: Arbeloa, Evra, Gallas, Bosingwa
MF: Denilson, Gerrard, Young, Nasri
FW: Berbatov, Defoe
Mourinho made wholesale changes to his failing fantasy squad in October.

Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips was one of five players brought in to rectify the situation, but the winger has now been axed in favour of Arsenal's Denilson.

Mourinho is currently ranked well outside the top 100,000 participants.

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