London - Jose Mourinho has revealed Chelsea have no plans to make any
further signings before the transfer window closes.
Blues boss Mourinho has already swooped for Nemanja Matic and Bertrand
Traore, while Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will complete his switch from Swiss
club Basel once he passes a medical and agrees personal terms.
Traore, 18, has already been loaned to Vitesse Arnhem, but Salah and Matic,
who returned to Stamford Bridge in a £21m move after a spell with Benfica, will
both be expected to contribute immediately.
Chelsea's original plan this month was to solely go for Matic, but the sales
of Juan Mata to Manchester United and Kevin De Bruyne to Bundesliga side
Wolfsburg persuaded Mourinho to splash out on £10m rated Salah.
And with the window set to shut on January 31, Mourinho believes that will
be the end of Chelsea's transfer dealings.
"Hopefully we are done," Mourinho said. "We are not bringing
in a striker in this window."
It is a transitional period for Chelsea in Mourinho's first season back in
charge in west London, yet they are still challenging at the top of the Premier
League and face Galatasaray in the Champions League last 16.
Mourinho, whose focus this weekend is on Sunday's FA Cup fourth round tie
with Stoke, said: "We would only have done Nemanja this window if we
hadn't lost a player (Mata), but we are trying to keep the level and improve
the squad to change the style of play.
"And we're still trying to get results and still trying to win matches.
"We need that mixture of young players growing up and experienced
players giving stability to the team.
"We are doing that. You can see what we're trying to do. Nemanja (Matic)
is 26, Salah 21, so we are trying to build a team for the future.
"We're doing fine. We're calm. In relation to the domestic
competitions, Man City is Man City, an unbelievable level.
"Arsenal have had eight years building this team, and this team is
perfect. They're also a strong contender."