Reports have claimed Chelsea striker Demba Ba now wants to stay at Stamford Bridge.
The Senegal striker had threatened to quit Stamford Bridge in anger at his fringe role this season, after scoring just eight goals in 29 appearances.
However, his key goals at Liverpool and against Paris St-Germain in the Champions League towards the end of the season have prompted Blues boss Mourinho to guarantee him more starts next term.
As quoted on the Daily Star website, he said: “Jose Mourinho has asked me to stay at Chelsea next season.
“He assured me that my situation would change.
“I see this as my reward from God. I weighed up the pros and cons, and think that I will stay put to see what happens.
“I don’t know whether my situation will improve, but what with the coach’s offer anything can happen.
“I want to play a lot of matches, and I think that will be the case for me.
“I was approached by Arsenal last August. But Mourinho refused to let me join them, as he said he didn’t want to help a rival team to get stronger.”