Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho plays down Loic Remy concerns

Loic Remy Chelsea Striker

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists he has no worries about Loic Remy’s fitness despite reports he failed a medical when he tried to sign for Liverpool.

The Frenchman was expected to move to Anfield after the Reds agreed a fee with Queens Park Rangers earlier this summer.

Remy flew to America to meet Liverpool on their pre-season tour but the deal collapsed at the last minute. Reports suggest the striker failed a medical, but that didn’t deter Chelsea who signed him before the deadline.

The 27-year-old could make his debut for the Blues in Saturday’s clash against Swansea with Diego Costa struggling with a hamstring injury. Mourinho snapped up Remy after allowing Fernando Torres to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal.

Chelsea medical director Paco Biosca’s assessment claimed there was no issue with Remy and Mourinho insists he isn’t worried about his fitness.

He said: “We don’t have Liverpool’s report.

“The final conclusion (of Chelsea’s medical) was the same conclusion that the France federation medical department had before the World Cup, which was that the player has no problems and can play football.

“If a player fails a medical it should be something very, very intimate, very personal between the player and the club.

“But the way almost every club does it, it looks like the medical is not any more a private situation.”

Mourinho’s side are 1.31 to beat Swansea with Dafabet, while the draw is 5.24, with Swansea currently priced at 10.44 to pick up all three points.

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