The Portuguese boss gives his first press conference since returning to the Blues.
After returning to Chelsea for his second spell as manager, Jose Mourinho has spoken to the media for the first time about his plans for the future of the club.
The 50-year-old has made it clear that young Belgian starlets Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku – who both spent last year away from Stamford Bridge on-loan – will be the first players Mourinho speaks to about their futures and wants them to play a big part at the club.
“I want to meet them and I think it’s fair the players are first to know about their futures,” the Portuguese boss said in his press conference.
“Both of them [De Bruyne and Lukaku] are ready to come and be part of our squad.
“Chelsea invested a lot in the players – it’s my job to extract the best out of that investment.
“A couple of new signings is normal but the main objective is to improve what we have.”
In terms of new recruitment at the Bridge there doesn’t seem to be many top players that haven’t been linked with a move to work under Mourinho.
Currently the Napoli striker appears to be top of Chelsea’s wish list, but the £53m required to secure the deal is proving to be a stumbling block.
If the move does fall through for the Uruguayan then Mourinho will turn his attention towards Zenit St Petersburg’s Hulk – who is available at a snip of the price at around £35m.
As for departures from the Bridge the new boss could only confirm that defender Paulo Ferreira – who was signed by Mourinho during his first term at the club in 2004 – will be leaving west London when the 34-year-old’s contract runs out in July.
“Paulo Ferreira is finishing his contract. He has been here since 2004 & it is time maybe for him to think about something else.”