According to The Guardian, Jose Mourinho is set to confirm his first signing of his second spell at Chelsea in the form of German winger Andre Schurrle. With a rumoured budget of £100 million, it is possible that the Especially Happy One could end up surpassing his transfer total from his first spell in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Some of the £225 million that he spent the first time around was good business. The £24 million fee for Didier Drogba was fully justified on May 19 2012, and Ashley Cole has shown that £5 million plus William Gallas was a far shrewder move than it initially appeared.
However, not all of that eye-watering sum went on quality players. The £30.8 million deal for Andriy Shevchenko may have been orchestrated by a higher power than Mourinho, but there were plenty of other transfers that made little to no sense. Let's take a look at the five worst signings made between 2004-07.
Quality of signing is assessed by looking at the fee paid, length of initial contract, and impact made by the player (if any.)