Having already completed £82 million worth of transfer business in the summer market, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho spoke positively over the strength of his current squad when he addressed the media at a press conference earlier today, Friday.
The main problem area was a dearth in consistent quality options up front, which Mourinho remedied by purchasing prolific striker Diego Costa and his new deputy, the returning great Didier Drogba. Filipe Luis followed Costa from Atletico Madrid to Stamford Bridge and Francesc Fabregas left Barcelona for Chelsea, also.
"The reality is I am happy with my squad," Mourinho said, before intimating that if any deals were to be done from now until the closure of the transfer window, then it would likely be over a sale, rather than a purchase.
Intriguingly, though, Mourinho did concede that, despite his contentment with his playing roster, the squad is still "not perfect".
Within hours of Jose's pre-match conference, a number of transfer rumours were reignited as Chelsea were once again linked with a move for former Arsenal target Sami Khedira and Fiorentina player Juan Cuadrado, who has interested Manchester United.
Considering Khedira is valued at a reasonable £24 million at Real Madrid and the Serie A club want as much as £40 million for Cuadrado, then Roman Abramovich would have signed off on £146 million of business in the space of one summer - should deals for both be completed in the next two weeks.
Cuadrado is also wanted by Barcelona, however, the Camp Nou side may be priced out by the Viola's exorbitant demands.