Jose Mourinho rules out big summer spending spree at Chelsea

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he expects to make two or three squad player signings during the summer.

Jose Mourinho insists he is happy with his Premier League-winning squad and claims his priority will be to hang on to his current set of players rather than spending heavily and introducing more during the upcoming transfer window.

Chelsea won the league title at a canter in 2014/15, eight points clear of runners-up and defending champions Manchester City, who fell away under Manuel Pellegrini without mounting much of a defence.

Mourinho, speaking in Bangkok ahead of Saturday's game against a Thailand All-Star team, promises Chelsea fans next season will be even better for the club.

"Next season will be even better than this season and without big investments, because we don't want to do that because we are happy with the players," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"Our group is top. The qualities are good. The most important thing in the market for us is not to lose players, I want to keep my players.

"Part of that when I say two, three players is to improve a little bit the squad. I am not saying the team because how can I find a better striker that Diego Costa, how can I find a better midfield player than Matic, how can I find a better right-back than Ivanovic?”

Chelsea, this summer, don't need to go out like their Premier League rivals and spend fortunes on players that will improve their starting eleven. It's already strong enough to win the title again next season, but two or three squad player additions would improve the depth of Mourinho's squad.

However, if the Stamford Bridge outfit lose Petr Cech as their second-choice goalkeeper, which has been mooted in the Independent, they may want to go out and sign a replacement. According to Simon Johnson in the London Evening Standard, Chelsea have been considering a move for Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Robert Green, but the recently-relegated side are confident they can convince the England international to remain as their number one.

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