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Villas-Boas: "If he comes, he comes"

Andre Villas-Boas claims to be relaxed about Chelsea's inactivity in the transfer window since his arrival from Porto.

Despite seeing rivals Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City making several signings in order to strengthen their squads ahead of the coming season, Chelsea have done little more than agree a transfer fee for Belgian goalkeeping prospect Thibaut Courtois. Villas-Boas, however, feels Chelsea aren't in need of a major overhaul and would prefer to tweak his side.

"We have agreed a fee with Genk for Courtois but personal terms still have to be agreed with the player. But it is more about getting the best out of these players we have than making radical changes.

"If he (Modric) comes, he comes, but if he doesn't he doesn't. Spurs have the right to defend their players. Losing Michael Essien for six months was a big blow, bearing in mind that was a position we were already looking at strengthening.

"But we have our targets identified throughout Europe and we're not going to take those decisions lightly. We will choose the right people."

As well as a midfielder, Chelsea are thought to be interested in buying a striker and a left-winger, with Romelu Lukaku and Scott Parker reportedly under consideration, though Villas-Boas has yet to make a decision on Daniel Sturridge's future:

"This is one of the decisions we have to take. Daniel is a very, very interesting player with a tremendous future. The individual is highly regarded by myself.

"I have 15 days in Asia to make the best decision and I need those four games to continue to assess."

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