Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that he intends to make one new signing before the new season.

Arsenal defender Ashley Cole has been linked with a move to Chelsea and he is understoood to be heavily critical of the Gunners’ board in his forthcoming autobiography. Cole, Chelsea and Mourinho were all fined last year after they broke Premier League rules by meeting without Arsenal’s knowledge.

With left-back Asier Del Horno is set to quit Stamford Bridge, Cole looks a logical target for Chelsea.

Mourinho said: “We can have one player arrive and one to leave. Other teams will work more than us on transfers.”

Chelsea had already signed Michael Ballack, Andriy Shevchenko, Salomon Kalou and Jon Obi Mikel before the World Cup.

He added: “We have kept all the good players who were important for us last year and we have some new ones with a lot of quality.”