The former manager of Chelsea Football Club, Jose Mourinho has taken a swipe at the Premier League club concerning the signing of Mkyhaylo Mudrky.
Mourinho was speaking at a post-match conference which was reported by La Gazzette, after his side beat Fiorentina 2-0 in the Serie A on Sunday, January 15th, 2023. He was asked about what transfer business his club will be doing before the end of the transfer window.
He responded with this;
I am not expecting anyone to arrive. The director (Tiago Pinto) was very honest and direct, he said things in an interview that a coach usually doesn’t like to hear. Coaches always want to hear we have lots of money, can buy option a, b, c, d, build an incredible team. That is the dream. I worked at clubs with those sorts of practically limitless funds. There are more and more clubs nowadays that fit that profile, but it’s not our profile. We work, we give our all, and we work with the characteristics we’ve got.
However, he said that he needs to find a solution with the current strength of the players that he has, before he diverted to talk about Chelsea's latest signing.
We need to find a solution, we can’t just buy Mudryk for €100m (£87m).
Chelsea beat Arsenal and Manchester United to the signing of the Ukrainian. The forward player joined to Blues against all odds from Shakhtar Donetsk.