Rough Guide to Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho's January Transfer History

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Rough Guide to Chelsea Manager Jose Mourinho's January Transfer History
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With the January transfer window set to open in just over a week's time, rumors are rife that Chelsea will be among the clubs looking to do business.

Not so, says manager Jose Mourinho.

"I am not waiting for players, I am not asking for players," he said earlier this month, as per The Independent. "This is a period for the club and this is a period of my team where we have to try and improve the players we have and try to build a future."

It's a line Mourinho has continued to push, although stories linking Chelsea with the likes of Fredy Guarin of Inter Milan, as per The Guardian, Monaco's Radamel Falcao, as per The Mirror, and a host of other top stars continue to make headlines.

Should we believe the Chelsea manager when he reveals his intentions for January, or is he simply trying to deflect attention from the business he hopes to complete?

If his business from previous winter transfer windows is anything to go by, it's probably the former with Mourinho tending not to be one for bringing in new faces midseason.

In fact, you could almost count his January signings on one hand from his time spent with Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

Looking a bit closer, Bleacher Report breaks down Mourinho's previous winter-window deals.



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