Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho reveals remaining summer plans
Jose Mourinho says that he is not thinking about bolstering his Chelsea squad before the close of the transfer window
Jose Mourinho insists that he is not thinking about bolstering his Chelsea squad before the end of the transfer window and is purely focused on getting the best out of his players.
The Blues, who recruited Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco earlier this summer, have been linked with transfer bids for a number of other players in recent days.
Mourinho is thought to be keen on luring Everton defender John Stones to the club, while Danny Rose has also been touted as a possible target for the west London side.
However, the Portuguese coach, whose side play their final pre-season friendly against Fiorentina at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night, insists that he is not thinking about the possibility of bringing in any more players.
Mourinho told talkSPORT: “The transfer window is over, you know what I mean? I don’t like the transfer window when the [Premier League] competition starts after tomorrow, I don’t like transfer window during the competition.
“I know the transfer window is open. I know that my club is able to buy or to sell – every club can buy or can sell in this moment – but I don’t like that feeling.
“As a football coach, thinking about my players, my squad and my coaching role, I don’t want to think about the transfer window.
“What happened, happened, but I’m not going to lose one minute of my time to think about transfer window, I have to think about how to get the best out of my players, and that’s what I am doing now.”
Chelsea, who won the League Cup and Premier League last season, kick off their top-flight campaign with a home clash against Swansea City on Saturday afternoon.