Mourinho happy with what he’s got

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says he will be happy with his squad if he fails to sign another player before Tuesday's deadline.

The Blues have failed in acquiring Everton's John Stones, despite making three bids for the defender.

Stones attempted to force a move by submitting a transfer request but this was rejected and manager Roberto Martinez is adamant he is not for sale.

Asked on Friday if he had been priced out of a deal for Stones, Mourinho refused to comment.

"I don't speak about players from other teams," he said.

"I have a good squad. I'm happy with the squad I have. If I get another player before the end of the market, good. If I don't get, we go with what we have."

Chelsea have also been linked with a big-money bid for Juventus' Paul Pogba, but Mourinho would not comment on reports suggesting they are offering as much as £70m for the midfielder, a sum which would break the British transfer record.

"I'm not going to do the 'like', 'I would like', of Pogba. He's a Juventus player, I'm the Chelsea manager," added Mourinho.

He remained similarly tight-lipped when asked about reports linking Chelsea to China right-back Zhang Linpeng from Guangzhou Evergande.

And Mourinho seemed unimpressed when asked his opinion on Everton boss Martinez's belief that the transfer window should close before the premier league competition begins.

"You think I'm going to comment on Roberto Martinez's words?" Mourinho said. "Not generally, I don't comment. I don't comment on other opinions."

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