Ahh, poor old Jose, Wosey....
"You think it's easy buying a goalkeeper or a central defender or a midfielder?""At a smaller club, I could buy six players for £20m - that's easier."
A smaller club, eh. Jose surely does live in a dream world. Lets look at what Chelsea's Premiership 'rivals' have spent so far this summer:
Aston Villa £3.5m
Bolton £5m (Diouff fee estimated at £5m)
Charlton £3.2m (Ambrose fee estimated at £700k)
Manchester City £0
Manchester United £6.75m
Newcastle £11m (Krul fee estimated at £700k)
Tottenham £5.5m + a ton more on the wageroll!
West Brom £1.5m
West Ham £7m (Collins and Gabbidon joint fee estimated at £3m)
Wigan £1.15m (Chimbonda fee estimated at £250k)
Even their two biggest challengers haven't spent £20m between them. Liverpool have been the biggest cash spenders, followed by Newcastle but they have nearly recouped all that they've laid out. It is Tottenham again that have caught my eye. Their wage bill must run Chelski's a close second.
Charlton are the division's 13th biggest spenders, with a month to go until the transfer deadline. It will be interesting to see how much Stuart Pearce is allowed to spend of the clubs £21m windfall. They have spent a big fat round zero so far.