"Is it about money? If it is, I hope that next season the media put pressure on the big spenders because for sure the big spenders will not be Chelsea," he said in the club's magazine.
"The spenders will be Manchester United, Tottenham and maybe Arsenal. I don't know, but it won't be Chelsea. So maybe at the beginning of next season they will say that Chelsea are not the favourites any more because they do not spend so much money."