Jose Mourinho happy with squad but doesn't rule out signings

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Jose Mourinho has reiterated that he will be happy if no signings are made this January but admitted that anything is possible for Chelsea.

The Chelsea boss opened the door for the first time to the possibility that the Blues may have a role to play in the January market.

Speaking to reporters ahead of Chelsea's visit to Swansea this weekend, Mourinho said Chelsea's squad is looking strong but the market is open and he could be active.

"I'll be happy if nobody leaves and nobody comes but the market is open so you never know," Mourinho said.

The Chelsea manager also revealed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is available for selection but is not yet at 100 per cent, a hint perhaps that Petr Cech will continue in goal.

The only other problem relates to full-back Cesar Azpilicueta. Mourinho confirmed that the Spaniard will not be available for selection for tomorrow's game but he should return to training next week.

As a result, it's a safe bet that Brazilian Filipe Luis will step in for the Blues.

Chelsea 'not favourites'

Despite his happiness with the Chelsea squad, Mourinho went on to insist that Chelsea are not the favourites to win the Premier League this season - with or without new signings.

"We always have to improve, we have young players, a young team and there is a lot of space to improve, this season and next.

"We are not favourites for the title, we are candidates. I would say the same if we were two points behind."

Mourinho went on to say that it will be difficult for Manchester United to compete for the title from their current position in fourth place, and with Southampton the surprise package in third, it's fair to say that Manchester City are by far the biggest rivals to Chelsea's claim for the title.

The Blues travel to Swansea two points clear of City in the Premier League, and looking to extend that to five points before Manuel Pellegrini's side take on Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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