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Purse strings tightened for Chelsea boss Benitez

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez is not expecting to be given any more money to spend before the transfer window closes. The Spanish tactician 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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