Chelsea boss eyes two ‘critical signings’

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho admits he is hoping to bring in at least two big signings this summer, but remains tight lipped on whether one of them will be Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa.

Reports of a £50million deal for Costa have been increasing this week, with the Blues still looking to fill the void left by Didier Drogba’s departure two years ago.

But Mourinho has declined to comment on whether a deal is almost done for the Brazilian striker, but has hinted that at least two new faces are expected to arrive at Stamford Bridge in the coming months.

He told SkySports: “The only think I can say is that the market is closed.

“Chelsea will be quite calm and quiet during that period [the summer]. They won’t be the noisy team selling buying, buying and selling. We aren’t going to be that kind of club.

“We are going to do, I would say, a coupe of critical signings. Is a striker a target for us? Yes. Is Diego [Costa] a good player? Yes, he is but he’s an Atletico Madrid player so I cannot say much.

Despite Mourinho keeping his cards close to his chest regarding a potential deal for Costa, it is understood the 25-year-old striker is very close to completing a move, while Fernando Torres, Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o could all be shown the exit door.


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