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Aug 27, 2010

Ancelotti: Chelsea's transfer business is finished

Carlo Ancelotti has claimed Chelsea have no intention of making any further signings this month.

Ramires ready for Blues bow

Chelsea have allowed Joe Cole, Michael Ballack, Juliano Belletti, Deco, Ricardo Carvalho, Scott Sinclair and Miroslav Stoch to leave this summer, with others departing Stamford Bridge on loan, but only Yossi Benayoun and Ramires have joined the club.

Ancelotti had said that the Blues were seeking three signings this summer but, after failed bids for Santos starlet Neymar and Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic, it appears they will now rely on the players already at the club.

He told the club's official website: "The transfer window is closed for us already."

Ancelotti also warned his side to focus against Stoke this weekend despite beating them 7-0 in April.

"We know Stoke very well," he said. "They are a difficult team because they use a lot of power and long balls to create difficulty, and we have to pay attention to set-pieces and maintain the same ability to play in this moment.

"I think we have to play quickly. They defend well and we don't have a lot of space to play in front, so it is important to move without the ball and to play quickly in the midfield. We have to play football with intensity and stay concentrated on the set-pieces."

Ancelotti confirmed Ramires could make his debut in the game.

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