Other EPL clubs will disrupt the transfer market by spending big: Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is not looking to make major changes to the squad this summer
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho took a subtle dig at Manchester United and Manchester city by saying he fears other clubs could disrupt the transfer market by paying high transfer fees in order to catch them. Manchester United have already bought Memphis Depay and if rumours are to be believed they are in for a few more players including world record signing Gareth Bale.
United spent over £150 million last season but were only able to qualify for the Champions League. Manchester City, who surrendered their Premier League title this season, are being linked to Paul Pogba whose worth seems to be well over £50m.
Other clubs will disrupt the market, Chelsea don’t need squad overhaul
Mourinho, 52, did mention that Chelsea will be active in the transfer window as well but said he did not need a squad overhaul but just a couple of “extra options” to improve the squad.
“The market is difficult,” said Mourinho. “I can imagine that, this summer, will be like Wall Street collapsing.
“I can imagine that some clubs are coming with such determination to the market that they will disrupt the market and take it to unexpected directions.
“But we are in a good situation. We have this stability in our squad. We don't need dramatic changes. We have to be loyal to our players. We believe in them. We have a good squad. What other clubs are going to do is not going to affect our direction.
“If others buy 10 players each that will not push us to do things we're not going to do. We are stable. Last season we had stability to analyse the needs to improve the team.
“This season we have stability to keep our squad, our team, but to give some extra motivation to the squad and a couple of extra options to improve.”
Chelsea have been linked with the Atletico Madrid pair of Koke and Antoine Griezmann along with Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane.