Chelsea Boss Jose Mourinho: None of My Players Are Leaving Under Any Circumstances

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Portuguese is happy to have done most of his transfer business early. 

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Chelsea head coach Jose Mourinho has confirmed that the Blues will not be allowing any player to depart the club before the summer transfer window once again closes on Aug 31, reports the Daily Mail.

The west London club have already done the majority of their transfer business for this close season, having added the likes of midfield players Andre Schurrle and Marco van Ginkel from Bayer Leverkusen and Vitesse Arnhem respectively, and veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer from Fulham to act as back-up to current first-choice Petr Cech.

However, Mourinho is still keen to sign unsettled Manchester United front man Wayne Rooney before the window slams shut for the rest of the year, but the self-styled ‘Special One’ is also adamant that the Uefa Europa League winners will not be allowing any players to leave Stamford Bridge this summer.

“It depends on the philosophy of each one. The sooner you have the players the better. You know the squad you have, you know what you have to work with, you have time for that,” said Mourinho in Jakarta, where Chelsea currently are as part of their pre-season tour of Asia.

“The market is open until August 31 and many clubs are waiting to the last moment to make their decisions, and those decisions affect a number of other clubs.

“The one who sells has to go and buy, then they have to buy to replace, so no club is safe. Until the last minute, a club can go there and steal a player.

“I don’t mean steal a player, but steal the balance that a manager has when he’s working with a team. In that aspect, we are okay because we don’t have players to sell, so none of my players is leaving under any circumstances.

“Many teams will be under pressure until the last moment without knowing how the squad is going to be.”

So far this summer Spain international Juan Mata and Brazil international David Luiz have been linked with possible big-money moves away from the capital, although the Chelsea manager has always stressed that both players would still be at the club come the start of the new Premier League season.

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