Mourinho doesn’t think Eto’o, Torres, Ba and Lukaku is enough competition for Chelsea’s lone striking spot…
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is desperate for owner Roman Abramovich to sanction a deal to bring yet another striker to the club, reports the Mail on Sunday.
Chelsea signed 32-year-old striker Samuel Eto’o last week, and the Cameroonian will compete with Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Romelu Lukaku for the lone starting berth at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho though, doesn’t think this quartet possesses enough quality to mount a serious challenge on both the Premier League and the Champions League, and has pleaded with Abramovich to sign him a world-class forward before the transfer window closes on Monday evening.
After missing out on Wayne Rooney, Mourinho wants serious enquiries made for Borussia Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, who he worked with last year in La Liga.
£50m man Torres could also be on his way out of the club, with Inter Milan interested, and Demba Ba could return to Newcastle on loan which would free up some space in squad for Mourinho to bring in a world-class talent.
Although he rates Lukaku highly, the Portuguese boss doesn’t feel the 20-year-old is ready yet to take the burden of responsibility of the primary centre-forward at Stamford Bridge.