Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho reveals his plans for the summer
Chelsea transfers: Jose Mourinho says that the Blues are aiming to sign "a couple" of players this summer
Jose Mourinho insists that Chelsea do not need a radical overhaul in the summer transfer window to transform themselves back into title contenders.
The Blues finished third in the Premier League and four points behind 2013-14 champions Manchester City in Mourinho’s first season back in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Much has been made of Chelsea’s lack of striking options this term, with the west London club said to be readying a £32m bid for Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa.
We need a couple of players to help the team get to a certain level immediately
But Mourinho doesn’t expect Chelsea to be very busy during the off-season and only expects “a couple” of new arrivals.
“We don’t need a new spine, the structure is there,” said Mourinho.
“We need a couple of players to help the team get to a certain level immediately.
“After that, if somebody wants to leave, somebody has to come but basically our work in the summer isn’t a big amount. It’s about the right choices and trying to be successful.”
Mourinho also insisted that striker Fernando Torres remains in his plans, despite the Spaniard being linked with a move back to boyhood club Atletico Madrid.
“I think he will be at Chelsea, I don’t know, the summer is a long summer,” said Mourinho.
“I said to my assistants I can’t believe I have to wait three months for my next competitive game, that’s three months without a real match.
“I will have to be involved in Soccer Aid and Unicef matches, during three months a lot can happen.
“Samuel Eto’o finished his contract with the club so the normal situation is that he’s leaving, we want to bring in a striker but Fernando and Demba have contracts and I’m happy with that.
“It’s no problem for me if they stay at the club as long as they are happy.”