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Jose Mourinho hopes 'not to lose players' this summer, while signing 'two or three'

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We've heard similar quotes from the Chelsea manager over the last couple months already, but speaking at a press conference upon arrival in Bangkok, Jose Mourinho reiterated his low-key summer transfer window plans.

"We like the players, we are happy with the players. Two or three are always coming to the club, that's normal. The players I am looking for are my players, the players I want to keep. Last season I had players I wanted to sell."

-Jose Mourinho; source: London 24

Mourinho expects our rivals to improve significantly enough to push Chelsea to the end in next season's title race, but he's not too concerned with our current squad's ability to handle this challenge (with the help of the aforementioned reinforcements).

"Other teams are going to improve, invest, and not accept Chelsea is champion like this season with three matches to go."

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"The most important thing in the market is not to lose players. How can I find a better striker than Diego Costa? A better midfielder than Matic? A better right-back than Ivanovic? Our squad this season was very good. We didn't have many injuries. We had three players play 38 matches of the Premier League."

"If you come to a champion team you are not a big name. The big names are the champions."

-Jose Mourinho; source: London 24

This is how dynasties are built.