Mourinho: We offer top players, we get top expenses
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea offer "top players for top expenses" as he plans to welcome Everton and Romelu Lukaku to Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea administrator Jose Mourinho says the club have added to a notoriety for offering quality players at premium costs.
Mourinho has offloaded any semblance of Romelu Lukaku, Kevin de Bruyne, Juan Mata and Andre Schurrle for a joined charge answered to be in overabundance of £100million since coming back to the Stamford Bridge hotseat in 2013.
Lukaku left for Everton for a reported £28million in July having spent the past Premier League fight on credit at Goodison Park, yet Mourinho demands the Belgium striker has nothing to demonstrate when the sides meet on Wednesday.
"I think he demonstrates consistently that he is a decent player," he said. "He doesn't ha anything to demonstrate to us
"We know he is a decent player, we know Schurrle is a decent, we know De Bruyne is great, we know Mata is great.
"That is football, that is life, that is the business.
"Off and on again it is the players' wishes to be at clubs where they get to be first decision.
"The essential thing is, if [Lukaku] is glad, that is great. From what I know from him the couple of months we were as one, he is cheerful now."
Chelsea's latest prominent takeoff was Schurrle, who joined Wolfsburg for a charge however to associate with £22million towards the end of the last exchange window.
When it was put to Mourinho that Chelsea dependably attain to a sizeable return for their players, the Portuguese reacted: "This is on account of they are great. We don't offer rubbish, we offer top players.
"We offer top players, we get top charges. That is typical."