Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is set to provide Graham Potter all that is needed to get the club to the high levels again as he shows willingness to allow two more free-spending transfer windows now that Graham Potter is in charge.
Boehly is also reported to be making moves toward a position as sporting director after handling transfer talks himself this summer.
Since Roman Abramovich was replaced by Boehly’s consortium, the Blues’ transfer policy has consistently raised eyebrows.
The new owners wasted no time in asserting their financial capabilities, backing Thomas Tuchel with a £273.5 million summer spending spree – a world record in one window.
Tuchel, who played a key role in deciding the new newcomers, was mercilessly fired less than a week after deadline day.
After spending £22 million on Brighton, Boehly promptly installed Potter as the new manager, and the expenditure might likely continue in January.
According to Le Parisien, Boehly has been attempting to entice a new transfer director with the promise of more than £250 million to spend over the next two transfer windows combined.
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It remains to be seen who will be in charge of spending it, with Potter having informed that a new sporting director is on the way.
One of the primary aspects said to have lured Chelsea to Potter was his track record of working well with a transfer chief.
Boehly is said to have offered Paris Saint-Germain football advisor Luis Campos £7 million per year to leave France and take over at Stamford Bridge immediately.
Jose Mourinho suggested the Portuguese to both Tottenham and Manchester United because of his stellar record in Ligue 1.
Campos was only appointed by PSG in June, and he also has a similar post at Celta Vigo in La Liga.
As a result, Boehly is reported to be examining other possibilities, with discussions already taking place with RB Salzburg transfer chief Christoph Freund.
Chelsea executives will have the perfect opportunity to speak with Freund further when Salzburg visits Stamford Bridge for a Champions League match on Wednesday evening.
Many eyes will be on Potter as he takes command of his first match as Blues manager, but Boehly is clearly thinking about the broader picture and prepared to make the next major move following the consortium’s £4.25 billion buyout earlier this year.
“We are not expecting to be the football experts [or] to find the best talent,” said Boehly at the SALT networking conference. “We are going to put those people in place. We are going to be continuously adding resources and have talked about having a multi-club model.
“I would love to continue building out the footprint. There are different countries where there are advantages of having that. Red Bull does a really good job. They have Leipzig and Salzburg, both of which are playing in the Champions League.”