Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he has no plans to dip into the upcoming January transfer market but admits that you can never say never.
The Blues are currently within a busy festive period and there has been a few question marks over certain areas of the squad that the manager may want to improve, such as the attack, a new left-back, central midfield or even a new centre-back.
Similarly, many are wondering that the future holds for certain Chelsea starts and whether or not they’re destined for the exit doors this winter. David Luiz has been linked with Barcelona, a number of clubs are reportedly after Demba Ba whilst Ashley Cole isn’t happy to have lost his place in the side and is mulling over the prospect of joining up with Thierry Henry at New York Red Bulls.
Mourinho’s side has already had a number of disappointing results against the likes of Everton, Newcastle United, West Brom and FC Basel (x2) which has strengthened the argument of those wanting a new face or two but Mourinho says he’s happy with what he has got and doesn’t have any changes planned.
Speaking at a press conference today, the Portuguese manager told reporters:
“The market will be open for a month, so in the market you never know what can happen but I don’t think so.
“[Sales] can happen. You never know the desires of players. They, of course, try to put our club in the most important position. But we cannot forget the players individually; what can be also good for them.”
As I’ve said, the left-back position was of particular interest to the press but Mourinho has recently praised Cesar Azpilicueta for his form in that position – despite the fact his natural position is at right-back – and he’s happy to work with what he has at his disposal already.
“We are fine. I trust what I have and I think a left-back with a right foot is not a big problem. They are very comfortable in defending the inside space.”