In: MILNER, another overpriced grafter
Out: IRELAND, one of their few crafty players
Maybe the model is Mourinho's Chelsea, but Adebayor is no Drogba, Milner no Lampard, De Jong, Barry and Yaya Toure together are not worth one Michael Essien... Usually a club splashing ridiculous amounts of money is more interesting than this.
Even Mourinho himself looks to be adapting his worldview a little. Already saddled with the walking Ego that is Ronaldo and a misfiring Kaka, he (or is he calling the shots???) has still seen fit to add Mezut Ozil to the mix. If Mourinho signed a player like that while at Chelsea, they probably would have won that elusive European Cup by now.