Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari admits being constantly linked to new players has a negative affect on his squad.
The Blues boss has only signed Deco since taking charge at Stamford Bridge, but is being linked with a number of big names.
Robinho is a player he wants and talks are set to come to a head over the weekend; however Scolari is also thought to have alternatives to the Real Madrid star.
Reports suggest that Werder Bremen star Diego is the man he wants should the Robinho deal collapse, although Sao Paulo's highly-rated Hernanes could also be an option.
"Any type of story and speculation generates problems in the team with other players," he said. "We talk to them."
Meanwhile, Scolari has insisted that his main objective at the club is to win trophies and not play 'pretty' football.
"I am not contracted to play pretty, but for Chelsea to win championships," added Scolari, who says he is under no instructions from owner Roman Abramovich.
"If you play well and win championships, then great. This is the philosophy that the owner wants. There wasn't a situation that Roman said to me, 'We have to play beautiful'.
"He said: 'Do better for Chelsea'. That's it. I met with him twice and we talked about football as two ordinary people, not as owner of club and the coach.
"He is very simple, calm, and I hope we have even more success.
"If we add A, B or C player then great. But I have good players with quality. Do not forget that I have Africans who have more or less the characteristics of the South American player."