Chelsea are increasingly "strong" in the market as the new season approaches,at the end of the transfer window, the team's spending record might even be surpassed
Chelsea faced difficulty in the transfer market after a tumultuous season due to needing to change owners, as targets were frequently turned down. They can still sign some talented rookies, like Sterling, Koulibaly, and the most recent addition, Cucurella.
Man City and Liverpool have recently overcome Chelsea in the battle for the English Premier League championship. However, the goal of the Blues’ new manager Todd Boehly is to turn them into a title contender.
Coach Thomas Tuchel recently expressed Chelsea’s desire to have a successful season without holding back. “All three of us—the owner, myself, and the players—have lofty goals. For every title and for everything else, we want to compete. We shall use every effort to ensure that this team achieves greatness and becomes a top-tier club. earning medals and getting to the finals. These elements of the club have existed and continue to do so.”
To achieve that, the Blues must keep adding strong rookies to a variety of spots on the roster. However, when the transfer period is less than a month, time is running out. Therefore, it is anticipated that the Chelsea Board of Directors would use all of its resources in the remaining 2022 summer market.
The Telegraph reports that Chelsea’s transfer budget has climbed from more than 200 million euros to 350 million euros. Chelsea has only spent 186 million euros and has 164 million euros remaining for shopping after purchasing Sterling (56), Koulibaly (38), Chukwuemeka (20), goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina (10) and the most recent Marc Cucurella (62).
Wesley Fofana, a defender for Leicester, will be their next target. The Times reports that Chelsea will up the asking price for the French midfielder to 83 million euros after having a 75 million euro offer rejected. This cost may rise even more as the Foxes want to surpass Harry Maguire’s record in 2019 by making Fofana the most expensive center-back in history (89 million euros).
In addition, Frenkie de Jong and Barcelona’s Aubameyang are the other two objectives. De Jong is anticipated to cost 85 million euros from Chelsea, which is the exact amount that MU and Barca agreed upon. Undoubtedly, this club is prepared to pay the 17 million euros due to De Jong “for” the Camp Nou squad.
Despite Xavi’s objections, Aumeyang is being considered as a replacement for Lukaku at Chelsea. The Blues could lose an additional 15 million euros as a result of this agreement. Lewandowski’s appearance and the allure of the quick cash, though, make it highly likely that Barcelona will sell him.
Chelsea is not anticipated to enter into several negotiations to settle the aforementioned cases, similar to the Cucurella arrangement. There is not much time left for them. The Blues will surpass the record of spending 200 million euros they set in the summer market of 2020 if they are successful in signing De Jong, Aubameyang, and Fofana.