Juan Cuadrado
Juan Cuadrado joined Chelsea from Fiorentina on the deadline dayGetty Images

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says signing Juan Cuadrado was not a "panic" move but a reaction to Andre Schurrle and Mohamed Salah's respective departures to Wolfsburg and Fiorentina.

Meanwhile, he has claimed he is not worried about Eden Hazard's long-term future at the club, despite the Belgium international not signing a new deal with the Blues yet.

Even though the Portuguese manager had insisted he did not expect any movement during the January transfer window, the Blues confirmed the arrival of the Colombia international for around £23m on transfer deadline day, while Schurrle and Salah left the club, the latter on loan.

Mourinho has insisted he was happy to keep the Germany international at Stamford Bridge but claimed his move away has been very good business for the club.

"Schurrle is a player we liked very much but the business was very good," he said. "We are happy with what he gave us. We are happy with the investment we made on him and the profit in this window.

"Hopefully we made him a better player and hopefully he will have success in the future because we like him very much."

Nevertheless, Mourinho has warned against expecting too much too soon for Cuadrado, suggesting he is not ready to play against Aston Villa on Saturday 7 February.

"I don't think it's the best thing for him that I speak about expectations. He needs time, like everyone. It's not a panic buy, it's a reaction to Schurrle's departure. He's a player we've known about for a long time. We are happy with our business," he said.

"He fits into the Colombia national team and also Chelsea Football Club. He's trained two days, he had the business situation until the last minute on Monday, on Tuesday he had to go to Paris for a visa, so he's only trained twice."

Meanwhile, when questioned why Hazard has not signed a new contract after Mourinho revealed advanced talks regarding a deal with the Belgium star in December, he said: "Why? What's the problem? He has a contract with Chelsea for two or three more years, why should we be in a hurry? Are you worried? I'm not worried."