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Mourinho rules out Chelsea January purchases

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Jose Mourinho will not look to sign a striker for Chelsea in January despite his misfiring trio of forwards, according to The Independent.

The Chelsea manager believes his side would be top of the league were it not for the lack of goals from Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba.

But the Special One refused to enter the transfer market next month in search of another forward, and believes his attackers will return to form.

Speaking after the Blues 3-2 defeat at Stoke, Mourinho said: "If we had eight, 10 or 12 [more] goals we would be top of the league. That's a reality but my strikers give everything and the team works hard."

Mourinho drew comparison to his closest rivals' strikers and their recent success, but denied any attempts to sign an additional forward.

Chelsea's on loan striker Romelu Lukaku has eight goals in 11 league matches, whilst Torres, Eto'o and Ba combined have produced only four goals all season.

Mourinho insisted he is focused on the future of the team with the current squad.

“Of course we want the best possible results but I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for players. This is a period for the club and this is a period of my team where we have to try and improve the players we have and try to build a future.

“It is my squad. For good and for bad it is my squad. Of course it is not the perfect squad but it is my squad and I work with them until the last day. To criticise does not help me. What do I win by criticising my players? I win nothing.”

Chelsea were reported to be interested in Radamel Falcao for a move to Stamford Bridge but AS Monaco have rejected speculation.

Lukaku appears to be comfortable at Everton and unlikely to be called back by Mourinho whilst their public relationship is in a delicate situation.

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