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Chelsea boss Grant won't give up striker signing

Chelsea boss Avram Grant admits he's still keeping his eyes open for a last-minute signing before tomorrow night's deadline.

"We have only two days but I never stop looking," said Grant. "Even if you think you have the best team it can always be improved, so I will not stop looking.

"I am happy with the squad and we will continue to look but I don't think we need to rush about these things. We didn't rush even when we had big, big problems. I think it is 90% that it will stay like it is.

"I am very happy with the backing I have had and the signings. Anelka gives us a lot of options to play in a different system with more high quality at a high level.

"Branislav Ivanovic is a player who can help us in the future and a club like us needs to think, not just about now, but the future.

"It is not easy to sign new players because you are looking for the best quality, personality, attitude and character.

"I am personally looking for the positive guys. There is a lot of pressure now.

"You need a positive personality in big clubs. Because with them it is easy to pass through the not so good days. You cannot win all the time.

"To find this combination in one person is not easy. It is possible but it is not easy. This is the reason I wanted two more players because the squad is short but we haven't found them at the moment.

"We didn't want to stay with one striker. We put Shaun Wright-Phillips as a midfield player and he has done very well, but he is not a midfield player.

"First it's a matter of money but it is not just that, it is a matter that we are looking for more than quality but I am quite pleased with the deals we have done.

"We didn't find the players that, at the moment, can be good for Chelsea. So we will continue with the squad. I am very happy with it. It is not easy because it gets shorter and shorter but we still have quality."

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