Jose Mourinho: I know what exactly what Chelsea need this summer
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he does not have much work to do over the summer to finalise his transfer plans, telling reporters that “everything was done during the season,” regarding the club’s close season business.
The Blues have been vocal in their need for a new striker, with reports suggesting Chelsea are set to sign Diego Costa< from Atletico Madrid. Mourinho said that most of the work on transfers was done before the end of the season, but he does not expect much transfer business to happen before the end of the upcoming World Cup.
“Since the market will be open until 31st August, like it is, I think it will be more of the same.
“I think people (will) wait for the World Cup, wait for the first reaction of the first team, wait until after something happens,” he said, before stressing that his transfer business will be limited to a few additions in key areas and was not dependent upon the outcome of the Premier League season.
“At Chelsea, the manager is the same, the basic structure of the team is the same, we don’t need the season to finish and the results of the season make the decisions about what we need and what we don’t need.
“Everything was done during the season, we knew perfectly what we wanted and I don’t think we have huge work to do during the summer really.”
Chelsea finished third in the Premier League, behind Manchester City and Liverpool, with Mourinho insisting throughout the season that they were a side in transition. Such a transitional period looks to be coming to a head this summer, with Mourinho well underway in completing his squad rebuild.