While the Chelsea boss has no plans of making huge signings, he feels that big deals could distort the financial status quo in the close-season


Jose Mourinho suspects that the increasing escalation in transfer fees could see a “Wall Street collapse” in the market this summer.

The Chelsea boss, unlike some other clubs, has no intention of making waves during the close-season as he is happy with his title-winning squad.

But, with the futures of the likes of Paul Pogba and Gareth Bale in doubt this summer, Mourinho believes that his rivals could cause serious financial disruption.

“The market is difficult. I can imagine that this summer will be like Wall Street collapsing,” he told the press.

“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.”

On his own transfer business, however, Mourinho remarked: “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.

“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.”