Maurizio Sarri has not asked Chelsea’s board about a January transfer fund, instead he wants to improve the players he has.
Sarri believes Chelsea’s route to future titles will be through cementing the Blues’ defensive approach, but the former Napoli manager stressed that does not automatically mean a dip into the transfer market for January signings.
The Blues manager admitted he thinks jumping into the transfer market can sometimes prove an unhelpful knee-jerk reaction.
Asked if he knows whether there will be money to spend in January, Sarri replied: “No, I haven’t asked anything about that to my club at the moment. At the moment I think we can stay with these players, we are competitive.
“Maybe not for the top, but we have to try to arrive close to the top. “I have to think only that I have to help these players to improve. It’s too easy to go into the market for every problem.
“I think we need to improve, and we need to improve with these players – because they can improve. I think that I have to think to improve my players, it’s my work I think. “The market is there, I can say to the club my opinion, what I think: but my job is to try to improve my players.”