Jose Mourinho is sticking to his guns about not signing a striker in January – and has rubbished links with coveted Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain.
The Chelsea boss did point out, at the start of the season, that managers sometimes tell fibs in press conferences, but today said it was '100 per cent' certain no striker would be added to the squad this month.
It is a statement he has repeated for months, but that has not stopped the Blues being linked with the 26-year-old Argentine Higuain, who only moved to Italy from Real Madrid in the summer.
“No, a striker is not a priority, it's not an option,” Mourinho said. “[Higuain] is a player that I know we cannot get, because he's a player who moved from Real Madrid to Napoli six months ago and he's adapting very well to Italy.
“Napoli's a club that normally doesn't sell They want to win the [Italian] Scudetto and the Europa League, so I don't believe they are interested in selling.
"So why should we be interested in somebody that we feel is impossible to get? Nothing is true about that.”