Jose Mourinho says Chelsea 'don't need' other players amid John Stones links

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John Stones has been strongly linked with a move from Everton to Chelsea, but Mourinho's quotes suggest he is very happy with the existing squad.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has appeared to indicate that he is happy to keep his money in his pocket this summer, after being asked about links with Everton defender John Stones. 

Sky Sports have reported that Chelsea have had a bid rejected by Everton for the defender, but are prepared to up their bid.

The Chelsea boss is quoted by Sky Sports: "You are speaking with the manager of the best team in England. We are a top team, we have top players. We don't need other players, we trust these players."

It's an interesting stance for Mourinho to take if he wants to try and land his man. It does suggest, yet again, that Chelsea are not prepared to pay what they feel would be an excessive price for the highly-rated England centre-half. 

It has been said that Stones could be a potential long-term replacement for club legend John Terry, who is now 35 and is coming to the end of his career, though he showed during Chelsea's title success throughout last season that he still has a lot to offer at the highest level. 

Again, it may be a case of anything, that Stones will have to force through a move from Everton should he wish to link up with the Champions at Stamford Bridge.

One thing that was mentioned in the same press conference was the sale of Filipe Luis, and it seems to be the way of things at the moment that Mourinho would like to get a replacement in for players, even if they are not regular starters, as he seems to have a set figure for the make-up of his squad as well different types of players.

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