Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club will not be making wholesale changes to the squad this summer despite having additional funds available, the London Evening Standard has reported.
Since Mourinho returned to Stamford Bridge in June 2013, he has occasionally spent big, but has not splashed the cash in the same manner that he did in his first spell in charge, in order to remain within Financial Fair Play regulations. Indeed, the club announced profits for the last financial year.
Juan Cuadrado was brought to the club in January and the Premier League title favourites have been linked with a number of other players ahead of the transfer window. The Blues are reportedly keen on Paris St. Germain defender Marquinhos and Real Madrid star Raphael Varane, of whom Mourinho is a big fan having managed him at the Bernabeu.
The club’s funds have been improved by the recent shirt sponsorship deal with Yokohama Rubber which is worth £40m per year, but although he is looking to improve the squad, Mourinho insists wholesale changes are unlikely.
He said: “I’m not worried about funds because we are fine. Our transfer policy doesn’t need a lot of funds because we don’t need a lot of things. We like our squad, our players, with a couple of exceptions, we have a young squad. Once more I think our policy will be nice and quiet.
“I’m happy with the squad I have. But can I say zero movements in and out? I don’t believe. I always want to improve and a couple changes are to be made.”
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