Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho rules out buying a striker in January

Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho rules out buying a striker in January despite his current forwards struggling to find the net

Jose Mourinho
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho insists he isn’t looking to sign new players in January despite his current Chelsea strikers struggling to find form.

The Blues spurned a series of chances at the Britannia Stadium on Saturday as Stoke City came from behind to seal a 3-2 victory over Chelsea.

I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for [new] players

Jose Mourinho

Demba Ba, Samuel Eto’o and Fernando Torres have scored a combined four Premier League goals this season, in comparison to Romelu Lukaku’s eight strikes since moving to Everton on loan.

But Mourinho, who sealed a return to Stamford Bridge in June, is focused on improving his current squad instead of spending next month.

“I try to improve the players, I try to improve the team and the style of the team,” Mourinho said.

“Of course we want the best possible results, but I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for [new] players.”

He added: “This is a period for the club and this is a period of my team where we have to try to improve the players we have and try to build a future.

“Are players are coming now or at the end of the season? Probably at the end of the season because it is more normal, but no, I am not pushing for players now.”

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