The Portuguese boss has seen his side start the season in abysmal fashion, and his apparent interest in new recruits is no surprise, not least as Mourinho didn’t spend all that extensively over the summer.
If Mourinho is to invest in new talents then he’d do well to strengthen his very shaky defence, only bottom-of-the-table Sunderland have conceded more goals than Chelsea, and with John Terry having been left on the bench in recent weeks there arguably is a very real need to bring in a fresh central defensive signing.
Chelsea have fielded Gary Cahill alongside youngster Kurt Zouma in recent weeks, but this hasn’t prevented the Stamford Bridge side from shipping goals aplenty, most recently conceding twice against struggling Newcastle United before goals from subs Willian and Ramires spared the club’s blushes.
Chelsea’s strikers have also failed to make a sustained impact this term and a new goal-scoring option wouldn’t go amiss.
Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and Loic Remy have scored two Premier League goals between them from a combined total of 14 appearances.
In the centre of the park, the usually-reliable pairing of holding battler Nemanja Matic and creative provider Cesc Fabregas have both been found wanting though in this regard Mourinho does have a number of alternative options available in his current squad, such as the aforementioned Ramires and young talent Ruben Loftus-Cheek.