Mourinho has no plans to buy or sell this month
Jose Mourinho has insisted Chelsea have no plans to sell or buy in the January transfer window, playing down reports of imminent exits for World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah.
The Blues boss says both Germany forward Schurrle and Egypt winger Salah will be in the squad for today's FA Cup fourth-round tie with League One Bradford, a game for which captain John Terry will drop to the bench.
"The club doesn't move. We don't move. Our desire is to keep the same squad," Mourinho said.
"The window is open, but what I can say is I like them, I need them and I trust them.
"We are happy with the players, we are happy with the work we did in the summer to prepare for the season, (it) reflects the trust we have in the group and, if possible, we don't want to be involved in the transfer window.
"If we have to be it's because somebody pushed us, with some offer for our player, but Chelsea moving and looking for a change? No.
"Sometimes we have needs, like we had in the past transfer windows where we sold some players.
"The reality is normally nothing should happen in the next two weeks and we should go to February with the same squad."
Salah has found first-team opportunities limited this season and has been linked with a move to Roma.
A Bundesliga return for Schurrle has been suggested, with Wolfsburg mentioned. If a move were to happen, it would take a "phenomenal offer" and a player indicating his desire to switch, Mourinho says: "The question is not to be allowed or not allowed. The question is to have a phenomenal offer and a player to be super keen of accepting a new challenge in his career.
Fiorentina's Colombia winger Juan Cuadrado has been linked with a move to Chelsea. However, Mourinho insisted: "I shouldn't make any comments about players from other clubs. You speak about Cuadrado, you can speak about 10, 20 players. I think he fits well in Fiorentina's squad and Colombia's squad, not in Chelsea's squad."