Chelsea FC manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that the London club’s transfer window is over and he expects no further activities.
Chelsea weren’t expected to have a busy January transfer window, but it all changed pretty quickly and they have been the busiest among the clubs at the top of the table. The Blues sold Juan Mata to Manchester United and Kevin De Bruyne to Wolfsburg, while Michael Essien has joined AC Milan for free. A lot of players have been loaned out as well, most notably Ryan Bertrand to Aston Villa.
There have been few new arrivals at Stamford Bridge as well with Nemanja Matic returning to the London club to strengthen Chelsea’s midfield. The Blues have also agreed a deal to sign Basel winger Mohamed Salah, whose transfer will be officially completed after his medical and agreement of personal terms. But Chelsea are yet to address the situation everyone hoped they will in this transfer window – a new striker. Most of the experts believed that the London club needed a new prolific striker in order to win the Premier League, yet Jose Mourinho has now insisted that the Transfer window is over for the club and they won’t be signing a new forward in this month.
“Hopefully we are done. We are not bringing in a striker in this window.
“We are trying to keep the level and improve, to improve the team, to improve the squad, to change the style of play.
“And we’re still trying to get results and still trying to win matches.
“We need that mixture of young players growing up and experienced players giving stability to the team.
“We are doing that. You can see what we’re trying to do. Nemanja is 26, Salah 21, so we are trying to build a team for the future.” – The Chelsea manager said.
Jose Mourinho has also revealed that he will send out a strong side against Stoke City tonight, a team which defeated them in their last meeting in the league.
“We lost against this team and it was not a long time ago.
“Everybody knows who Stoke is: very physical, very direct, very strong on set-pieces, they come here to compete.
“I expect a very difficult match. That’s why I’m going to play with a strong team.
“I’m not going to make big changes in the team, because we are going to try to go as far as possible in the competition. We have to play with a very strong team.” – Mourinho added.