Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho plays down talk of January signings

Jose Mourinho doubts Chelsea will be active in the January transfer window

Jose Mourinho has played down Chelsea’s chances of being active in the January transfer window.

The Premier League leaders have been heavily linked with a move for Fiorentina’s £30m-rated playmaker Juan Cuadrado over the past week.

We cannot now go to the market and spend money

Jose Mourinho

Shakhtar Donetsk forward Douglas Costa is another forward touted as a Blues target after the Brazilian spoke of his desire to play for Chelsea.

However, the Portuguese coach hinted that the west London side have little room to manoeuvre if the Blues want to abide by Financial Fair Play.

“I’m happy to go (until the end of the season with the same squad),” Mourinho is quoted as saying by Chelsea’s website.

“This is Chelsea, always thinking and being proud of thinking about numbers and Financial Fair Play”

“We cannot now go to the market and spend money. So I’m completely with the club. I share this idea, I share this profile.

“I don’t think we are going to the market, unless somebody comes and makes a market which meets with us.”

Mourinho signed Diego Costa in a £32m deal in the summer, completed a £27m swoop for former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas and snapped up Filipe Luis for £19m from Atletico Madrid.

Chelsea face Liverpool in the second leg of their Capital One Cup semi-final at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday night after a 1-1 draw with the Reds at Anfield last week.

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