New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly offers Thomas Thuchel £200m, set to be a chaotic summer in West London.
Tuchel’s team is set to lose several players as their contracts expire, which means they are in desperate need of strengthening. While Antonio Rudiger appears to have agreed to a move to Real Madrid, Andreas Christensen, Cesar Aspilicueta and Marcos Alonso all appear imminent on a move to Barcelona and their defensive positions will be particularly poor.
The Blues finished third in the 2021/22 season and are 19 points behind winners Manchester City, so Boehly will be eager to support Tuchel financially to close the gap.
The futures of Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic are in doubt and midfielders N’Golo Kante and Jorginho have one year left on their contracts. It appears that significant reinforcement is required.
that much whole body Boehly awarded Tuchel a war chest of up to £200 million after the player sale, thus reporting that the club has compiled an extensive list of eight targets. A large portion of this list is likely to consist of defensive options as multiple defenders are likely to leave.
Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde is rumored to be number one on Tuchel’s wish list, while RB Leipzig’s Josko Gvardiol is another German manager aspire to. Other names include Pau Torres and Jose Maria Gimenez, and Raheem Sterling has been the subject of shock.
Declan Rice is also being touted as a potential replacement for one of Chelsea’s outgoing midfielders, and people like Ivan Perisic and Neymar have been linked with the Blues in recent days.