This transfer window has been unusual in the sense it is perhaps the first time in ten years Chelsea have not been able to get exactly what they want.
Roman Abramovich is not a man used to being told no, but he’s had to get used to it this summer.
First it was Radamel Falcao who opted for a switch to Monaco ahead of Stamford Bridge.
Then it was the turn of Edinson Cavani, who chose Paris Saint-Germain over West London.
And since then Chelsea’s Russian billionaire owner and his recently appointed Special One have been told no consistently by Manchester United over their lengthy pursuit of Wayne Rooney.
Despite earlier claiming it was ‘Rooney or bust’ this summer for Chelsea, Mourinho has begun identifying alternative targets.
One of them appears to be Anzhi Makhachkala striker Samuel Eto’o, who is one of the many players being offloaded by the Russian club.
Chelsea appear to have secured the signing of one of the Russian’s castaways already in the form of Brazilian winger Willian, to the dismay of Tottenham Hotspur who thought they had the deal all tied up.
With Willian set to join accompanied by his massive wages, you wonder if Chelsea may turn their attentions away from Eto’o, as the 32-year-old would demand a contract of a similar worth.
Should that be the case, we have identified 5 alternative plan B’s – and C’s – when it comes to strikers for Chelsea this summer.