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Exclusive: Chelsea Close In On Deals to Sign £86m Quartet as Jose Mourinho Looks to Conduct Major Blues Spending Spree

by Nathan James

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Stamford Bridge boss ready to spend big in pursuit of further squad improvements.

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Jose Mourinho is ready to step-up his pursuit of a quartet of targets he feels will help to further strengthen a squad he believes can challenge for major silverware in 2013/14.

CaughtOffside understands that the returning Blues boss has been handed a massive transfer fund warchest and has earmarked moves for four talents Mourinho will look to sign before the end of July as he sets about conducting his summer transfer business sooner rather than later in an effort to ‘bed-in’ new additions before the new season kicks off in mid August.

Rooney Point

Jose Mourinho has publicly stated his interest in unhappy Man United striker Wayne Rooney and will push on with efforts to land the 27 year old England man.

The Chelsea manager believes his side are the front-runners in the chase to sign Rooney and is ready to increase his earlier bid to £35m which he feels will be enough to convince the Premier League title holders to sell the striker who is seemingly likely to leave Old Trafford this summer.

Rooney has voiced his ‘anger and confusion’ at comments made by boss David Moyes related to his supporting role at the club and is set to put in an official transfer request, a request that Man United may feel they have no choice other than to accept.

With two years left on his contract an offer of £35m is an acceptable one and will see Chelsea bring in a much needed spearhead for their attack. Though Mourinho is keen to give Romelu Lukaku a chance to shine he is ready to listen to offers for both Fernando Torres and Demba Ba and has the backing of owner Roman Abramovich to offer Wayne Rooney a massive £270k a week contract which will see the forward become the Blues top earner.

Mourinho is convinced that Rooney can re-capture his best form and provide Chelsea with the prolific goal-scorer they so desire having missed out on their top target Edinson Cavani, who opted to move to PSG this month.

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