Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea could make up to three signings this summer in a bid to retain their Premier League title next season.
Despite Chelsea winning their first title in five years – and their fourth Premier League gong in total – with a winning margin of eight points, Mourinho is wary at how much a decent transfer window can affect a team’s preparations for the following campaign.
Indeed, the Portuguese boss need only look at the impact his quick business last year had on the Blues league campaign, with summer siginings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas securing their new club a number of points and wins from the off.
And whilst abroad with Chelsea on their post-season tour of Thailand, Mourinho revealed that whilst he’s happy with his current squad, there’s always the ability to improve and two or three new starts will definitely be coming to Stamford Bridge with that aim in mind.
“We like the players, we are happy with the players,” Mourinho said according to the Daily Express.
“Two or three are always coming to the club, that’s normal. The players I am looking for are my players, the players I want to keep. Last season I had players I wanted to sell.
“The most important thing in the market is not to lose players. How can I find a better striker than Diego Costa? A better midfielder than Matic? A better right-back than Ivanovic?”
They will certainly need to be signings of quality of Chelsea are indeed to improve with six of the PFA’s Team of the Year hailing from west London.
It certainly seems, however, that Mourinho will look to strengthen upfront with Didier Drogba’s exit confirmed on the final day of the season and Loic Remy hardly providing the most impressive competition.