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Report: Chelsea to target strengthening three positions next summer
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly to target three positions for investment next summer
According to Daily Star, Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is preparing to back his new manager Graham Potter with a transfer war chest next summer, with significant investment in three positions in the team to compete with the top teams in England and Europe.
Potter believes the current Blues squad need three world-class additions in goalkeeping, midfield and centre-forward department to challenge for the biggest titles. Boehly, who has already spent in excess of £250m this summer to add to the squad, is to ready unleash his purse next summer too.
Chelsea are in the race to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham but believe they are playing catch up with the likes of Real Madrid and Liverpool ahead. The German side have placed a price tag of £131m on the England international.
If the Blues are unsuccessful in their pursuit of the 19-year-old, they could go for their long-term target Declan Rice of West Ham United.
On the other hand, there have been latest revelations that Chelsea have had a secret medical on RB Leipzig forward Christopher Nkunku done and they will cash in the player’s release clause of £52.8m in his contract next summer.
In terms of goalkeeping, Potter is yet to be convinced by Edouard Mendy who has rejected a new contract offer from the club. There is still time for the player to showcase his worth in the team though. So, forecasting anything in this issue would be a silly thing to do.
More Chelsea News:
- Chelsea striker Armando Broja wants to mould his game around Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane
- Robert Huth believes appointing Graham potter could cost Chelsea a top-four finish
- Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic would accept a move to AC Milan in January
Whatever happens, it is evident that Boehly will do all he can spending-wise to take Chelsea back to challenging for the biggest trophies. It remains to be seen whether he is successful in doing it in due course of time. The competition is tough as ever, but the owner showing ambition is always a good sign for the club and its supporters.
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