Mourinho confirms he wants Chelsea to buy a striker

José Mourinho Celebrates

Jose Mourinho has stated that he will do everything in his power to land a new striker before the end of the transfer window.

Chelsea started their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over newly promoted Hull on Sunday, with their star-studded side putting on an impressive first-half performance for the home crowd.

Despite the strength in depth at his disposal, Mourinho has admitted that he is still in the market for a new striker before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.

The Blues boss has Wayne Rooney in his sights, but Manchester United have turned down two Chelsea bids for the attacker already this summer.

When asked whether the west Londoners would return to make a third bid, Mourinho admitted that a new forward was on his wish list.

"We will try till the last day to add a new player to the squad," he said.

"A striker. But in this moment every striker has a club. Every striker belongs to somebody. And I don't think it's ethical I name players who belong to other clubs.

"But you know which players we can sniff a situation with and always in an ethical way. If we have to make a bid, we make it in an official way. We don't speak to players but to clubs.

“We don't try to influence players to behave in a certain way, as other clubs do. We behave in the correct manner and we'll try for that until the last day of the transfer window."

David Moyes picked Rooney out for praise after United’s 4-1 opening day win over Swansea and the Red Devils have been vocal in their desire to keep the attacker at the club.

It appears that a monumental offer will be needed to have United even consider selling Rooney and as such Chelsea may well have to look at other targets.

Mourinho started with Fernando Torres in attack against Hull and the Spaniard showed glimpses of why he was brought to Stamford Bridge in the first place. However, whether the ex-Liverpool man is at a standard to lead the side towards Premier League and Champions League crowns remains to be seen.

Romelu Lukaku came off the bench in the second half, and many are touting that it could be a big season for the Belgian. Lukaku excelled on loan at West Brom last year and would relish the opportunity to get a run of games at Chelsea. If afforded them, Mourinho may well realise that the world-class striker that he craves is already at the club.

Whether Chelsea land a new forward in the next fortnight or not, Mourinho’s charges will be there or thereabouts come the business end of the campaign.

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