Todd Boehly names two incomings as Chelsea tend to surpass £500m Mark
Chelsea is looking to overhaul players and get started on a completely new level as Todd Boehly is doing everything possible to get the club back on the winning track.
Ever since the takeover at Stamford Bridge things haven’t been rosy for the American businessman but it is apparent that he wants no excuse and will go all the way to make sure that he generates positive results with the club.
The Blues have reportedly decided on Graham Potter’s next two transfers, spending over £400 million in the process.
Noni Madueke is the latest player to join the club this month, following Mykhaylo Mudryk, Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, and David Fofana.
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The Telegraph has reported that Reece James’ backup at right-back and at least one new midfielder are Chelsea’s remaining transfer window priorities. The Blues could reach £500 million in spending within two transfer windows.
The Blues are preparing a bid for the French under-21 international defender Malo Gusto, who is currently playing for Lyon as a teenager.
While James is regarded as one of Chelsea’s best players, his injury history leaves much to be desired, and Trevoh Chalobah and Cesar Azpilicueta have been forced to play substantial minutes in his absence.
The potential signing of Gusto is part of a strategic plan to provide James with positional cover and would enable Potter to continue playing with dynamic wing-backs if James and Ben Chilwell are absent once more.
Lyon hopes to keep Gusto on loan for the remainder of the season, but Chelsea wants to sign him immediately and hopes to convince the Ligue 1 club to sell him this month.
Chelsea is reportedly resuming transfer talks with Benfica for World Cup star Enzo Fernandez in an effort to acquire at least one midfielder.
The Blues previously walked away from negotiations despite offering more than the Argentine’s £103m release clause, but they could try again despite Porto’s public stance that he will not leave unless the release clause is paid in full. This month, Chelsea offered a higher fee than £103 million but paid in three installments.
Moises Caicedo of Brighton is reportedly another midfield target for Chelsea, with the dynamic box-to-box star potentially reuniting with former manager Potter.
The now-Chelsea manager brought the Ecuadorian to the Premier League in 2021 and developed him into one of the league’s best midfielders, though his previous comments may have hindered the club’s efforts to acquire him for a reasonable price.
“In football you never know, but we are quite calm and confident,” Potter said in regards to a reported £42m bid from Liverpool.
“You’d probably get his boots for that from the chairman – maybe! £100m? They can try. It doesn’t surprise me that people are looking at him because he is playing at a fantastic level.
“As soon as you do research on him you realize he is a top kid, a great person, young, playing in the Premier League, has all the attributes to play at the very, very highest level.”