Jose Mourinho expresses delight over Pedro signing and hints at more deals

José Mourinho Celebrates

Jose Mourinho addressed the media ahead of Chelsea's trip to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend.

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has expressed his delight that he managed to sign Pedro from Barcelona, but is unsure that he will be available for Sunday lunchtime's trip to The Hawthorns to take on West Bromwich Albion, while Baba Rahman may not be available after signing from Augsburg earlier on in the week. 

Mourinho also informed the media that midfielder Oscar and winger Victor Moses will miss the trip to the West Midlands because of injury.

The Chelsea boss was evidently delighted by the capture of Pedro from Barcelona, who was also attracting interest from Manchester United. Mourinho said he likes the Spaniard's attitude, hailing him as one of the best attacking players in the world and explained how the transfer came about. 

He told reporters, as stated on the Chelsea website: "We have one of the best attacking players in the world, a player with lots of experience and something I like very much and that's the desire to leave a giant club, the desire to leave one of the best clubs in the world... and the player, he loves the club and he wants to leave because he wants something more for his career.

"For me everything started that finally we understood the player was ready to leave the club of his dreams, the club of his heart, the club where he played since he was a kid where he won absolutely everything."

Mourinho was also asked about the possibility of John Stones handing in a transfer request at Everton, who Chelsea have been pursuing throughout the transfer window, but Mourinho's labelling the transfer window the opportunity window suggests the defender is still of interest and he will look to bring someone in at the heart of defence before the conclusion of transfer business at the end of the month.

"I don't speak about players from other clubs especially when the championship is on. Every club has a game tomorrow, Sunday or Monday and it is complicated to go in that direction.

"As i was saying, transfer window or opportunity window, we can call what you want but I think in this moment more than ever in these last two weeks I call it opportunity window. It depends on the opportunities."

The Chelsea boss was asked about John Terry and whether he will start on Sunday after he was substituted at half time during the defeat to Manchester City, to which Mourinho replied with 'maybe'.

He said that his side had trained very well this week in order because they weren't happy with the start they made to the season, having only picked up the one point from their opening two games.

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