Last updated : 06 July 2007 By Editor


"I think it surprised everybody how quick they came out and what they spent.

"We're happy with where we are. We've not gone for big signings and not got them, we have our list and have three out of the four on the list.

"There is money and we're going to spend money on Malouda. If there are players we feel are right, there is money available to spend on those. This is very much Jose's wish in terms of what he wanted."

Mourinho is told to improve relationships.

The Guardian:

Peter Kenyon delivered a veiled message to Jose Mourinho last night, calling for an end to the squabbles that derailed Chelsea's Premiership title push last season.

The Stamford Bridge chief executive clearly blames internal rivalries for undermining the club as they relinquished the league title to Manchester United. It was a season of turmoil for Chelsea, with Mourinho again threatening to quit, this time over a perceived lack of transfer- market support.

"I hope we don't repeat what happened last year," said the chief executive, who was speaking as Chelsea unveiled their new training facility at Cobham in Surrey. "It overshadowed a lot of good stuff. It was a tough year for everyone last season. The sooner we get back to the positives the better, and there were enough positive football activities going on."

"Time always heals. Jose had a good break and everyone had come off two or three heavy years: joining, success, building teams, World Cups. This long break has been good for absolutely everybody and everybody is ready for it."