Jose refutes Inter talk

Image: Mourinho: Focused on Real after laughing off reports of a return to Inter

Jose Mourinho has insisted there is no truth in Italian media reports linking him with a return to Inter Milan.

Mourinho slams 'false' claims of return to Italy

Jose Mourinho has insisted there is no truth in Italian media reports linking him with a return to the Inter Milan hot-seat. Mourinho left Inter last summer to take charge of Real Madrid and he lifted his first trophy with the Spaniards on Wednesday following a Copa del Rey triumph over fierce rivals Barcelona. While Real look set to miss out on the Primera Liga title, they have made it through to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League and Mourinho is confident they will improve next term. Reports have nevertheless surfaced of a move back to Inter, with the Italian press claiming that Mourinho has registered his children at a Milan school for next year. The Portuguese tactician maintains that he has no intention of returning to his former club and is focused solely on the challenge ahead of him at the Santiago Bernabeu. "What they're saying each day in Italy that I will once again be coach of Inter next season is false, completely false," said Mourinho. He added: "I am more and more content and happy at Real Madrid...normally my teams are always better the second season than the first. "Because of that I want to be here next season, with the belief that Real Madrid will be better."

Khedira won't miss run-in

Mourinho has also played down concerns regarding Sami Khedira's thigh problem, insisting the midfielder is likely to feature before the end of the season. Reports initially suggested the Germany international will play no further part in the current campaign due to the injury he sustained against Barcelona in midweek. But while Mourinho has ruled Khedira out of Real Madrid's Champions League first-leg semi-final tie against Pep Guardiola's side next Wednesday, he does not feel the 24-year-old will be out for too long. "The injury to Khedira is important like any other. It's a limitation for the team and there are players who are hard to replace," said Mourinho. "It is what it is, bad news, but to say he will not return before the end of the season is absurd. "He will not play tomorrow or on Wednesday because there is no miracle in medicine, but we hope he is back soon."

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