Pedro to Chelsea: Jose Mourinho ready to move for Barcelona winger if Juan Cuadrado leaves

Chelsea manager wants five wide options at Stamford Bridge

Simon Rice@simonrice
Monday 20 July 2015 10:10

Chelsea are prepared to move for Pedro having looked into signing the Barcelona winger, however Jose Mourinho will only look to sign him if one of his existing options departs.

Chelsea's current squad could well be depleted before the end of the transfer window, with Mourinho prepared to let Juan Cuadrado depart. The Colombian, signed in January for £26.1m, made only four Premier League starts last season and has failed to make much of an impression at Stamford Bridge. Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan are all keen on the former Fiorentina player.

Mourinho has indicated he is not in the market for any new additions to his team - but would be if someone goes.

Mourinho said: "The market is open but wingers - I have Eden Hazard, Willian, Bertrand Traore, Victor Moses and Cuadrado. To go for somebody it's because I lose somebody.

"If I lose somebody, it's not because I want somebody in. It's because somebody wants to leave and because somebody brings the perfect offer for Chelsea to accept. At the moment I have five and I'm not going for a sixth."

Juan Cuadrado

Mourinho has also confirmed Mohamed Salah, who angered Fiorentina by rejecting the chance to rejoin them on loan, is definitely not a part of his plans.

He said: “I see his future elsewhere, either as a loan or an offer that we are happy to accept. We have five players for these positions. It is better not to have so many.”

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