Stamford Bridge boss ready to conduct major squad cull.
Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to conduct a major squad clear-out that will be undertaken in the next two transfer windows as the Blues boss seeks to put his stamp firmly on the Chelsea squad he inherited from interim manager Rafa Benitez.
The returning Chelsea manager is said to have been greatly angered by his side’s inept display away at Newcastle United and has seemingly ran out of patience with a large portion of his playing staff. Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to offer Mourinho a significant transfer war-chest but will insist that a number of players is sold to help balance the books.
Two of the biggest names on the list of those Mourinho wishes to sell are Brazilian David Luiz and Spanish playmaker Juan Mata, both of whom have been in and out of the Chelsea side and both of whom have played well below the standards they have set in previous Stamford Bridge campaigns.
Mourinho knows he could garner big money fees for both players and will be ready to listen to offers for the duo though has no intention whatsoever in selling to fellow Premier League rivals.
PSG are thought to be very keen on 25 year old attacking midfielder Mata whilst Barcelona have previously been linked with an interest in Luiz.