Jose scoffs at Carlo move talk

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Jose Mourinho has laughed off reported interest from Manchester United in Italian keeper Carlo Cudicini.

The Portuguese tactician is far from happy that the media are focusing on the players in his Chelsea squad who are not presently in the team.

Damien Duff has been linked with a transfer to Newcastle, while Cudicini has reportedly come under the gaze of the Old Trafford giants.

Cudicini is currently feeling his way back to fitness, but is being linked with a winter transfer-window move to Manchester United.

Red Devils supremo Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be unhappy with his current crop of goalkeepers, with Tim Howard blotting his copybook of late with a couple of high-profile blunders.

The Scot has reportedly scoured the market and set his sights on Cudicini, who has found his spot as undisputed number one at Stamford Bridge challenge by the arrival of Petr Cech.

Cudicini's agent has stressed that his client is happy in West London and Mourinho has insisted the talk of a transfer is fiction.

"Nobody has spoken to me," said Mourinho. "Nobody has spoken with Mr Kenyon. Nobody has spoken with the club.

"Nobody, absolutely nobody. It is an imaginary thing. Maybe it is a dream, I don't know."