Mourinho: Chelsea need a 'killer' striker

The Portuguese has reiterated that the Blues will be in the market for a top-class goalscorer this summer as they bid to avoid another trophyless season next term
Jose Mourinho says Chelsea need to sign a striker with "killer instinct" this summer in order to avoid the kind of slip-ups which have derailed their Premier League title challenge.

The Blues were held to a goalless draw by struggling Norwich City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday to all but end their hopes of catching Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the table.

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Mourinho has made no secret of his disdain for the array of strikers at his disposal, with none of Samuel Eto'o, Fernando Torres or Demba Ba reaching double figures for Premier League goals.

Goal revealed on Friday that Atletico Madrid talisman Diego Costa has agreed a £35 million move to Stamford Bridge this summer, and after the Norwich result Mourinho again underlined the need to bolster his attacking options.

"We have good players, but we don't have the kind of striker able to, in a short space, to make an action, to score a goal, to open the gate," the Portuguese told Chelsea TV.

"In these kind of matches you just need to open the gate. When you open the gate, the gate is open and you go on to win much more. We weren't able to do that.

"We have to try to win as a team, to improve as a team, but also add the attacking player with that killer instinct and the number of goals that push teams to different levels.

"It's something our club is going to try [to do], respecting obviously that we have good strikers."