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Jose Mourinho has denied attending talks with Arsenal defender Ashley Cole.
Reports on Sunday had claimed that Mourinho and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon had held secret talks with Cole over a move to Stamford Bridge.
Mourinho watched his side beat Birmingham 2-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, and after the match he denied meeting Cole.
"I can answer you in several ways," Mourinho said on Sky Sports.
Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon has refused an invitation to deny that the club made an illegal approach for Ashley Cole.
It has been alleged that Kenyon, Jose Mourinho, agent Pini Zahavi and Cole all met to discuss a possible lucrative move for the England defender from North to West London.
Whilst Mourinho has denied that such a meeting took place, Kenyon has elected not to echo the words of the Chelsea chief.
Jose Mourinho has praised Ashley Cole after fresh reports on Friday insisted the player has had secret talks with Premiership leaders Chelsea.
The Arsenal defender is highly rated by Jose Mourinho who admits he is seeking a left back in the summer and that the England international has caught his eye.
"We'll buy two," Mourinho told The Daily Mail. "One left defender who has to be good to join our squad.
Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has claimed there is 'a huge credibility gap' between Chelsea's version of events and newspaper reports over the alleged illegal approach for full-back Ashley Cole.
Fresh evidence emerged on Sunday about the reported meeting between Cole and his representative Jonathan Barnett, and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, manager Jose Mourinho and agent Pini Zahavi at a London hotel.
Dein has now intimated that he feels there is compelling evidence that the meeting did take place - although Arsenal have still to lodge an official complaint with the Premier League.
Ashley Cole's agent Jonathan Barnett has angrily denied that his client met with Premiership rivals Chelsea.
Barnett, who from the onset has denied that Cole met with Jose Mourinho and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, has now dismissed talk that has emanated from the West London outfit.
Chelsea are reported to have claimed that Cole, who remained on the bench in Arsenal's defeat of Bolton on Saturday, did meet up with them - but that it was at the player's request.