Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that signing Papy Djilobodji was not his choice.
The Senegal international surprisingly signed a four-year contract for Chelsea on deadline day
“It was not my choice. It was the choice of someone I trust completely. Which is the same.
“I don’t know every player. My job doesn’t allow me to travel and spend hours watching players. In some moments of the market, under certain circumstances, there are moments when you have to trust or not the people you work with.
“In my case, I trust because the same person who told me Djilobodji can be a good squad player was the same person who told me [Kurt] Zouma can be a fantastic player for us. Obviously, I trust him. Djilobodji is one of our four central defenders and hopefully useful for us.”