Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has admitted he wants to utilise his current tools at Stamford Bridge rather than purchase the likes of Paul Pogba from Juventus.
The Blues have been linked with several stars this summer, and Mourinho has admitted he will bid again for talented Everton defender John Stones.
But the likes of Paul Pogba, or a similar exotic marquee signing, does not seem a realistic prospect at present.
‘I think everybody has an interest in Pogba,’ said Mourinho. ‘But there are things you can do and things you cannot do. I love the Eiffel Tower but I can’t have the Eiffel Tower in my garden. I can’t even have the Eiffel Tower of Las Vegas. We feel we have the tools to improve our team without that. And the tools are ourselves.
‘Every year I think the market is inflated and we think the numbers are going to a dimension that cannot get more inflated. But the next year it will be even more inflated. This season we are saying: “Oh, look at this amount for Sterling.” But it will be worse next season. Next season someone will pay £60m. Football is like this – one season it’s Financial Fair Play, the next there is a way to dribble around the Financial Fair Play.
‘It doesn’t upset me though. I am happy with the way we are doing things. I am happy with the challenge of fighting against these powers and I have told the players about the fact that we are the same team and the others are not the same team.
‘The others are spending , buying and buying a lot to be better than us. But we are the same. We are changing one keeper for another one and one striker for another.


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