Monaco striker Radamel Falcao says it currently "does not seem possible" to play for Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.
The Colombia international was heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge last summer and is full of praise for Mourinho.
The former Porto and Atletico Madrid man eventually moved to Monaco and insists he was not concerned with links to a number of big sides.
"Would I like to play with Mourinho? I’d never considered it," he told Sky Sport Italia. "As of today it doesn’t seem possible, as we are on two very different paths and I have a five-year contract with Monaco.
"But Mourinho is a coach with a fantastic career, the titles that he has won speak for him and nobody can deny his capabilities.
"He has a different style, people might not like him, but that makes him special and football enjoy his eccentricity.
"But there has been a lot of speculation around European clubs interested in me. I didn’t think too much about that, though. I try to concentrate on my objectives, training to achieve important results."
Falcao did admit, however, that he would like to ply his trade in Italy at some point in the future.
"One day I’d like to play in Serie A. Where? I can’t say," he stated.
"I loved Roberto Baggio, while of the current Italy squad I like Andrea Pirlo. Giuseppe Rossi is very talented and Francesco Totti ought to be called up for international duty."