Chelsea manager Mourinho: No more signings
The Blues yesterday recruited Luis on a three-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a fee thought to be around £15m.
The Brazilian left-back’s arrival at Stamford Bridge follows closely
behind that of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa, while young midfielder
Mario Pasalic has also joined the Londoners from Hajduk Split.
“I have to say my club did a fantastic job, and not just because of
what we bought, but because we did it in almost record time. The
transfer market closes 31 August and we close our market on July 19. We
finished the market today,” Mourinho said in The National.
“The club did fantastic, we knew the targets, we knew the players and
the club attacked them and their clubs at a very early stage.
“We got exactly what we need and what we want. The squad is one which
I like very much and I look forward to starting the season.”
Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid boss believes the upcoming season will prove highly competitive at the top of the table.
“Last year, if you had asked me in July, I would never have said Man
United would be outside the top four. This season I will tell you one
(to miss out) and I have a big percentage of making a mistake,” said
“There were good teams last season and there will be better teams this season because everyone is investing.
“A few years ago you make a team to be champions and most probably
you are champions. Now if you make a team to be champions, you try to
finish in the top four.”
“Why I like the Premier League so much is that at this moment, nobody knows who is going to win the title.
“I know that we want to and I know that we can, but it is the kind of competition where I can’t say.
“At this moment, I think between us, Liverpool, Arsenal, Man United,
Man City – who is going to be first, who is going to play in the Europa
League, I don’t know.”