Chelsea manager keen on signing two players in January
Andre Villas-Boas made a surprise appearance at the Scottish Cup draw on Monday, with the Portuguese joining Marcello Lippi in Glasgow to determine the pairings for the next round.
January 9th, 2012
The Chelsea manager also took time to speak with the press about his experience of managing the Blues during the first few months, hinting that he would like to sign two players before the January window closes.
While Gary Cahill is thought to be close to signing from Bolton, it will be interesting to see the other player’s name that appears on Villas-Boas’ shortlist.
Villas-Boas said: “Apart from a central defender, we might get one more player in but we’re not sure yet.
“It’s always difficult. The top talent is normally cup-tied in the Champions League or in different domestic competitions and it’s difficult for the selling club to make players available.
“It’s normal that you struggle in the transfer market.
“Normally it’s a market where you overpay a lot and that’s what we don’t want to do now.
“That’s why we have set out not to do a lot in the transfer window.”
Chelsea were comfortable winners against Portsmouth on Sunday, which means they will face QPR or MK Dons in the fourth round and Villas-Boas admitted it was sad to see Neil Warnock sacked at Loftus Road.
He said: “It’s always sad news. The Barclays Premier League is always intense and very media-hyped, pressure is all over the place.
“You are expected to get results and you also need people to trust in you when you take a challenge of that dimension in your hands.”