New Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has put together a five-man wishlist for transfers this summer as he looks to strengthen his side and turn them into Premier League winners once again, according to the Daily Mail.
The worst-kept secret in football was finally made official on Monday when Mourinho was announced as the new manager of Chelsea, and the Portuguese coach is already getting to work as he plans on signing five new players for the club he left in 2007.
During his first spell at Stamford Bridge, Mourinho was loved by the fans as he guided the club to two Premier League titles, but he was sacked by owner Roman Abramovich after a poor start to a season.
After spells at Inter Milan and Real Madrid, 'The Special One' is finally back where he is loved - and is back in the Premier League.
Even though he's only been appointed for a day, Mourinho has already got his eye on five players he wants to bring to Stamford Bridge.
Those five are Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic, Manchester City's Edin Dzeko, Porto's Eliaquim Mangala, Roma's Daniele De Rossi and Shakhtar's Fernandinho.
Mourinho has also made it clear that he doesn't want to send Romelu Lukaku out on loan again so it appears that he will be in Mourinho's plans for the upcoming season.
The manager will also deal with want-away Kevin De Bruyne, as he wants a permanent move away from the club, but the player and the manager will meet later this week.
Despite wanting the above mentioned players, Mourinho has also stated that he doesn't want to make major changes at the club.
"We have to improve the team, and when I say improve the team, people are already thinking about how many millions Chelsea are going to spend," he was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
"But when I say improve the team I am saying improving by work. My work has to improve players and improve the team. If I don’t do that I am not happy with myself.
"If after that we can improve the team by buying a couple of players, then fantastic.
"I want to start from ground zero, I need to work hard again and build a different team from the team I built in the past. I want to forget that I was champion here and I want to have that pressure on myself like it is the first time I am here."
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