Mourinho doesn't rule out Rooney signing

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Chelsea's returning boss says there could be more transfer action still to come at Chelsea

Jose Mourinho hasn’t ruled out the possibility of signing Wayne Rooney – or indeed anyone else before the transfer window shuts on September 2nd.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Chelsea’s encounter with Hull City, Mourinho said:

“Every one of us is looking always to try to strengthen your squad.

"We say no but we lie because until the last day we're all waiting for something to happen, even when we say we're happy with our squad we lie because we always want to make it happen.”

With many thinking the side seemingly needs a new striker, the Chelsea boss said that Demba Ba still has a future at Stamford Bridge despite reports linking him with a move away from the club, some citing West Ham as a potential destination.

Mourinho also reaffirmed his stance regarding central defender David Luiz, saying he will not be leaving the club despite interest from Barcelona.

“David is one of the players the club made a huge investment and he hasn't been here six or seven years, he's been here two or three years. He's a young player that signed a new contract last year and when he did that he was very happy to do it so we want to keep him.

"A big club like Barcelona wants the best but we are being honest by saying there is no chance David is leaving."

Mourinho also said that he was back in his favourite country and doesn’t seem to underestimate Hull, citing a fixture he had against Bari when he was at Inter when his side were held to a 2-2 draw, saying newly promoted sides still carry a winning mentality into the next division, with no fresh injury concerns reported.

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