Chelsea will sign a striker,confirms Mourinho

By 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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