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Jose Mourinho demands Chelsea transfer spending spree

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Jose Mourinho wants Chelsea to commit to spending mountains of cash in the transfer market before he agrees a new long-term contract, reports The Sun.

Roman Abramovich is ready to hand the Special One a two-year extension and a pay rise on his current deal that will see him tied down to Stamford Bridge until 2019.

The same report claims that the deal would be worth £42million to Mourinho, but the Portuguese wants more than just money in his own back pocket before committing.

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He wants to make sure Chelsea will continue to invest their income in the squad and is demanding a big transfer budget ahead of their Premier League title defence next season.

That means Chelsea will have to commit to chasing two of Mourinho's top targets for the summer, which The Sun name as Lyon's prolific goal scorer Alexandre Lacazette and Valencia's young full-back Jose Gaya.

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The targets

Lacazette has scored 30 goals from the Ligue 1 outfit this term and has also attracted interest from Arsenal and Liverpool. Mourinho sees the 23-year-old as the perfect man to keep Diego Costa on his toes.

Gaya, 19, has been earning rave reviews in La Liga this year and has also attracted interest from some of the Premier League's biggest clubs. However, the Spaniard recently admitted that he was close to agreeing a new contract with Valencia.

The finances

Mourinho has had to balance Chelsea's finances since returning in 2013, allowing the likes of Juan Mata and David Luiz to leave in order to reshuffle the squad in the way he wanted.

Having sold the pair for a combined fee of almost £90m, Mourinho was able to bring in the likes of Costa and Cesc Fabregas whilst also keeping the club on the right side of financial fair play.

New income

Having agreed a new £40m-a-year deal with Yokohama earlier this year, Chelsea are now in a position where they can make big signings without letting first team stars leave.

That may not stop Mourinho from making harsh cuts though with the 52-year-old believed to be considering cashing in on Brazilian playmaker Oscar.

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