Jose: No chance of picking up pair

Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho believes he has ‘no chance’ of signing Emmanuel Adebayor from Manchester City or Didier Drogba from Chelsea.

The former Inter Milan and Chelsea manager has been linked with a number of high-profile names since taking the helm at the Bernabeu earlier this year, including star striker Adebayor, who was an unused substitute in Monday’s 3-0 league victory over Liverpool.

However, speaking exclusively to Sky Sports News HD, the Portuguese boss admitted City’s powerful financial position would make it near impossible to prise the 26-year-old away from Eastlands.

When asked about the possibility of signing the Togolese forward, Mourinho said: "I think no chance.

"The historical dimension of Real Madrid and Manchester City you can’t compare. But the economical dimension you can compare.

"And maybe they will win (the Premier League).

"So I think at the minute Man City is the club to keep their best players and to buy the players that nobody expects them to buy.

"I don’t think, just one year after buying Emmanuel from Arsenal, he’s the player to leave."

Chelsea ace Didier Drogba is another striking star to be linked with a move to the Primera Liga giants, but Mourinho believes acquiring his signature is an equally unlikely prospect, adding: "Again, no chance."