Window closing on Benitez

  • Last Updated: January 29 2013, 14:10 GMT

Rafael Benitez admits he does not think Chelsea will give him any more money to spend before the transfer window closes.

Rafael Benitez: Not expecting financial backing
Rafael Benitez: Not expecting financial backing

Interim Blues boss Benitez confirmed last week he had told owner Roman Abramovich that his squad was not strong enough to cope with the unprecedented fixture pile-up facing them this season.

But he appears to have given up hope of being allowed to add to the January signing of Demba Ba before Thursday's transfer deadline.

Asked if he anticipated any movement in the final 48 hours of the window, he said: "I don't think so but my job is to improve my squad and manage the situation we have."

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