Chelsea Issue Jose Mourinho With Transfer Warning

Club keen to see players brought through the academy with Financial Fair Play looming.

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is set to gently remind manager Jose Mourinho of the need to bring players through the academy according to The Independent.

During Mournho’s previous spell in charge, the club spent lavish sums of money on bringing top talent to Stamford Bridge.

While the club retain the ambition in what they want to achieve, Chelsea officials are aware of the need to comply with UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations.

After his appointment, Mourinho appeared to indicate that he was aware that there was unlikely to be a repeat of the spending at the club that saw Chelsea pay out over £100 million on players during his first summer at the club.

But the club have since been linked with some of the game’s top stars, including Napoli’s Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.

The forward, who finished last season as top scorer in the Italian top flight, is understood to be available for a fee of £54 million but Chelsea are keen to negotiate a deal involving a player exchange and a reduced fee.

Chelsea officials are currently locked in negotiations with the Serie A side as they look to tempt the club into accepting deals involving the likes of Spanish striker Fernando Torres or industrious Brazilian midfielder Ramires.

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