Blues boss claims rivals have the advantage.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has claimed that Chelsea are at a disadvantage compared to other big European sides as they cannot match their spending power, according to the Daily Mirror.
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According to the Portuguese manager, the Stamford Bridge side are restricted in their activity because they are “working in relation to Financial Fair Play”.
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“Chelsea at the moment is not a spender… [we are] making more money in transfers than the money we spend,” Mourinho told Eurosport-Yahoo.
“The reality is that the big teams… the clubs with more years at the top with more fan base around the world… keep being the big spenders.
“So Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern, Manchester [United] have an advantage.”
Chelsea spent £32 million on Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa this summer, as well as a further £27 million on Barcelona’s Cesc Fabregas, though those deals were offset by some big money sales of the likes of Juan Mata, who joined Manchester United in January for around £37 million, and the summer sale of David Luiz to PSG for £50 million.
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