Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that he may be ready to finally dip into the transfer market this summer after admitting that the club’s lack of activity so far is “dangerous”, the Daily
The Special One thinks that his current crop will have to surpass their efforts from last term if they are to retain their title this year having failed to bring in any of their top targets ahead of the big Premier League kick off this weekend.
So far the club have only bought to replace departed players, with Asmir Begovic taking over from Petr Cech, and Radamel Falcao filling in for Didier Drogba.
Chelsea have already had two bids rejected for Everton’s John Stones, while a deal to bring in Augsburg’s Abdul Baba Rahman is still yet to be completed.
And Mourinho is wary of becoming like his old nemesis Arsene Wenger and is aware that they cannot afford to stand still for much longer.
“It’s dangerous. I think what you are saying, that saying, is right,” said Mourinho. “You say if you stand still you get worse. It’s right.
“But the same people can move forward. You don’t need to buy 10 players to be a better team. You can be a better team with one or two new players and be a better team, with the same people.
“The advantage, I hope, the biggest advantage is for them to think together and say together ‘my club and my manager they trust me so much, they were so loyal to me and they want to show me that they have a good memory.
“They don’t forget easily what I did last year that they didn’t spend lots of money. That don’t sell me, they don’t kick me out. They keep me, they trust me. So now it’s my time, now it’s our time to give it back and to give my manager, to give my board, my club, a proper answer.’
“This is the most important thing: for them to give us what I think we deserve. They deserve our confidence, but I think now is our time to deserve a compensation of that and the players to give us everything they have and keep the level of ambition and motivation.
“That’s most important, the second thing, the team has some routine, some tactical mechanisms and is based on stability, it’s not based on a quick improvement like bringing a lot of new players can help to do. It’s based on stability.”