Chelsea will sign a striker,confirms MourinhoBy Bobricky 05:04 Sat, 10 May 2014 Comments
The Portuguese has reiterated the
need for the Blues to bolster their
attacking options with Atletico
Madrid striker Diego Costa set to
move to Stamford Bridge this
Jose Mourinho has confirmed
Chelsea will sign a striker this
summer as the club look to bounce
back from a trophyless season.
wapbaze revealed a week ago that
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa
has agreed to move to Stamford
Bridge at the end of the season in a
deal worth £35 million .
Mourinho returned to Chelsea in
June 2013 after a six-year absence,
but has failed to deliver any
silverware in his first season back in
London, with the club looking set to
finish third in the Premier League.
There was disappointment in Europe,
too, with Mourinho's men suffering a
semi-final exit at the hands of
Atletico and Costa in the Champions
The Portuguese has not been shy in
criticising his current strikers in
public, with Samuel Eto'o, Fernando
Torres and Demba Ba netting just 18
league goals between them this
And in his pre-match press
conference on Friday, Mourinho
reiterated Chelsea's need to bolster
their attacking options.
"The striker is something we are
speaking about for a long, long
time," he said.
"In December and January, when all
of you [the press] were asking why
we were not bringing a striker, I was
clear in saying it's something we
were working on, that we were
preparing the long-term future and
not just an immediate solution.
"It's normal that we're going to
bring a striker now. We have good
strikers, good players, but it's the
normal evolution of the team.
"Everyone wants the summer transfer
window to improve and one area that
we want to improve is the strikers'
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