An exclusive report from Matt Law of The Telegraph has shed some light on Chelsea’s transfer strategy this coming summer. Law reports that the Chelsea transfer budget for this off-season is £200 million with six new signings promised to head coach Thomas Tuchel.
The new ownership at the club fully supports the German manager and is willing to provide him with the tools necessary to get a top-four finish.
— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) June 24, 2022
Chelsea Transfer Budget and Strategy Revealed
Stamford Bridge is set to see a number of fresh faces come in after seeing a number of departures in recent months. Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen have already left the club, Romelu Lukaku is on the way back to Inter Milan, and players like Marcos Alonso have been linked with moves elsewhere. With all of these departures, there is a desperate need for fresh faces to liven up the full squad.
The Blues have already been linked with serious moves for players like Raheem Sterling, Jules Kounde, and Ousmane Dembele to improve the first team and fill the gaps left by departures. The Telegraph’s report also names Jonathan Clauss, Gabriel Jesus, and Richarlison as potential targets.
A budget of £200 million for six signings suggests that the club is aiming to do smart business this summer. After the £100 million failure that was Lukaku’s return the club’s hierarchy is likely trigger shy on spending such massive fees, instead focusing on cheaper options like Sterling.
There are a lot of positives in this report for Chelsea fans. The new ownership fully supports the popular Tuchel and they’re willing to provide the monetary assistance needed to reshape the squad. They are also not going to irresponsibly splash the cash on players who could be replaced by cheaper, smarter alternatives.
The Todd Boehly era is off to a good start, now it’s up to those handling the transfers to make sure the good times keep rolling.