Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed key transfer strategies for the club ahead of the next season where they are expected to retain their Premier League title.
Mourinho has identified signing a striker as their key priority and one of the options for the Blues boss is the former Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao.
The Colombian had a horror spell during his first Premier League stint with Man United but Falcao still eyes a second season in England and has encouraged Chelsea to make a bid for his services.
Monaco want to ship Falcao out of the club due to their financial situation and selling Falcao would start to recoup much of the heavy wages Falcao commands at the moment.
While speaking with the Sunday Times, Mourinho earmarked the importance of signing a striker and he says Chelsea are assessing five different names to add to their strike force.
Mourinho said: “We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level,”
“We do not want to have just one [target]. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table.
“It will be difficult to find players to go straight into the team because it’s not easy to find a better striker than Diego (Costa), a better keeper than (Thibaut) Courtois, a better midfield player than (Nemanja) Matic or (Cesc) Fabregas.”
Chelsea won their 1st Premier League title in 5 seasons and Mourinho is buoyant about getting better in coming seasons. However, Mourinho is adamant that there will not be many players heading for the exit doors at the club.
Mourinho said: “We will be better,”
“I don’t see our team losing players. I don’t see our team losing our qualities, especially our mental, emotional approach to matches, to the season, to the competition.
“This season is about improving the squad, bringing players to make us more consistent, so we don’t go through difficult periods like last season when we had crucial injuries.
“We have to try and protect that situation by adding two or three players.”