Mourinho says Chelsea will be 'quiet' in transfer market

Jose Mourinho addressed the media ahead of Chelsea's Premier League game with Norwich City on Sunday.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said his side will not be one of the ‘noisy’ teams in the summer transfer market.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s game with Norwich City, Mourinho was asked about reports that Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa will join Chelsea in the summer.

The Chelsea boss said: "The transfer window is closed and it opens in the summer. Chelsea will be quiet during that period. We are not going to be the noisy team, buying and selling and selling and buying.

"We're going to do a couple of critical signings. Is a striker a target for us? Yes. We never denied that. Is Diego a good player? He is, but he is an Atletico Madrid player so we cannot say much."

He was also asked about the future of goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who is currently on loan at Atletico Madrid from Chelsea, but declined to comment.

Chelsea still have the league title to go for but remain outsiders to become champions, and having been knocked out of the Champions League at the semi-final stage against Atletico Madrid, it looks unlikely that the Blues will have any silverware to show for this season.

But Mourinho insists it has been a good season for a side that is in transition.

"I don't think it is a bad season. It is a transitional season and to arrive where we have arrived is very good.

"If you told me that for two, three, four years in a row that we don't do more than fight for the title until the last game and to go to the Champions League semi-final, that is a good step.

"Normally you compare to the season before and if you do that, Chelsea lost the title in November and when Manchester United won the title, Chelsea were something like 20 points behind. In the Champions League Chelsea were the first team knocked out in the group stage after being champions. It was a big step being able to fight for the title and the Champions League."

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