The Blues are set to turn their attention to other transfer targets, having had bids for Fiorentina’s Juan Cuadrado and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Douglas rejected, according to Goal.
The Stamford Bridge side were told to pay in excess of £26.8 million for Cuadrado, as reported in the media, while Shakhtar rejected Chelsea’s initial £16 million bid for Douglas and stated that their star man would only leave for £30 million.
Now the news of the bids being rejected now sees Chelsea move onto their other midfield targets, as they hope to sign one overseas player prior to the end of the transfer window.
The Newcastle United’s Mousa Sissoko is tipped as a potential arrival, according to the reports instead of Cuadrado and Douglas Costa.
The Portuguese is aware he will have to sell players in order to comply with Financial Fair Play rules if he is to get Sissoko, and could be ready to offload either Oscar or Willian to land the defensive midfielder, according to the Portuguese newspaper
“I don’t know if a deal is to happen. If my club tells me we have a certain offer for a certain player we think is a good movement for us, because we work in the rules of Financial Fair Play sometimes we have needs, like we had in the past transfer windows where we sold some players.” Said Mourinho.