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Chelsea poised for late spending spree

Jose MourinhoChelsea manager Jose Mourinho is enjoying a late spending spree after admitting defeat in his pursuit of Manchester United‘s Wayne Rooney, according to the Daily Express.

The Blues confirmed the £32million signing of Shakhtar Donetsk’s Willian last night and are expected to complete a one-year deal for Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o today.

And Porto winger Christian Atsu is also reportedly close to a move to Stamford Bridge in a £3.5million deal, which would take Mourinho’s summer spending to almost £65million on six new recruits.

Chelsea’s new arrivals look to have paved the way for Juan Mata to leave the club, despite having his most prolific season if his career last term with 20 goals and 35 assists in 64 appearances in all competitions, with Arsenal looking increasingly interested in giving him regular first team football next season.

Meanwhile, new signing Willian insists he was only ever going to sign for Chelsea, despite passing a medical with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur before Mourinho hi-jacked the deal at the last minute.

He said: “Chelsea was always my first choice. When the offer came I never gave a thought to anybody else, I said I would run here.

“It’s going to be a pleasure to work with Jose Mourinho and learn from him. He’s one of the best coaches in the world.”

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