We have to buy a striker because we want to have three strikers of a good level, Mourinho told The Times. We do not want to have just one [transfer target]. Then you lose a good position on the negotiation table.
It will be difficult to find players to go straight into the team, Mourinho said. Because it's not easy to find a better striker than Diego (Costa), a better keeper than (Thibaut) Courtois, a better midfield player than (Nemanja) Matic or (Cesc) Fabregas.