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Chelsea boss predicts transfer market collapse after more heavy spending

Jose Mourinho is seemingly confident that his side can retain their Premier League title next season, despite the prospect of some heavy spending from his side’s biggest rivals, including Manchester City and Manchester United.

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Chelsea have won the league title at a canter this season, securing their crown with three games remaining. They will likely finish their campaign more than ten points clear of their nearest challengers and that could lead to some big money being thrown about this summer.

As the Daily Mirror reports, City are interested in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, while United are chasing the world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, from Real Madrid.

Such rumours have left Mourinho fearful of a “Wall St crash” scenario, which could throw the transfer market into further chaos. Speaking in his press conference this week, he said: “The market is difficult. I can imagine that, this summer, will be like Wall Street collapsing.

“I can imagine that some clubs are coming with such determination to the market that they will disrupt the market and take it to an unexpected direction.”

Mourinho also revealed that he does not expect a busy summer at Stamford Bridge, explaining that he’s happy with his current squad as well as the exciting young talent coming through the ranks.

“I expect to be busy walking from my towel on the sand to the water, swim a little bit and be back in the sun again. That’;s where I expect to be busy,” he added.

“I like my squad very, very much. It’s a young squad with space to improve. And I’m in a different position to last season. Then, I was keen for my club to sell some players. The base last year was to sell to buy. The base this season is to keep my squad.

“We are in a good situation. We have stability in our squad. We don’t need dramatic changes. We have to be loyal to our players. What other clubs do is not going to affect our direction. If others buy 10 players each, that will not push us to do things we’re not going to do.”

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