Jose Mourinho looking to sign three players this summer

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed that he is in the transfer market for "two or three" players to sign in the summer transfer window.

The Blues strolled to the Premier League title last season but fell short in Europe, and now Mourinho is on the lookout to make his impressive squad even better. 

However he warned fans not to get too carried away just yet because of the difficulty in landing players that can improve upon his current options.

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"It will be difficult to find players to go straight into the team," Mourinho told the Sunday Times. "Because it's not easy to find a better striker than Diego (Costa), a better keeper than (Thibaut) Courtois, a better midfield player than (Nemanja) Matic or (Cesc) Fabregas.

"This season is about improving the squad, bringing players to make us more consistent, so we don't go through difficult periods like last season when we had crucial injuries. We have to try and protect that situation by adding two or three players."

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A new striker is as the very top of his hitlist after Didier Drogba left the club, with Radamel Falcao suggested as the man for the job. Mourinho confirmed his interest in the Colombian, but revealed that he has another names on his list in order to avoid putting all his eggs in one basket.

"We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level. "We do not want to have just one [target]. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table."


Falcao showed what he was capable of last night in a Colombia shirt by scoring his side's only goal in a 1-0 win against Costa Rica. The Monaco ace struggled badly while on last season on loan at Manchester United, managing just four Premier League goals.

The 29-year-old's wage packet could be a major stumbling block in any move. He is said to earn around £240,000-per-week which Chelsea are unlikely to fork out for a player approaching 30 coming off a poor season and a knee injury - although Falcao may take a pay cut to make it happen.

Which other strikers should Chelsea sign aside from Falcao?

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