The consortium led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have arrived at Chelsea and are settling in in their new surroundings following their £42.5 billion takeover of the club last month.
They have only been in for just over a week, officially, and work has already got underway to make the club their own, which has seen Boehly travel to Stamford Bridge for meetings already with other members of the hierarchy, including director Marina Granovskaia and Bruce Bruce.
One important area of the club that does need to be addressed this summer is Thomas Tuchel’s playing squad. He has already lost Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and is set to lose several other names, including Andreas Christensen while Romelu Lukaku could depart for Inter Milan after just one season at the club.
Tuchel sent a message to the new owners last month saying work needs to be done to help rebuild not the squad, not improve it, to replace the outgoing stars this summer.
He said last month: “We are rebuilding, not improving the squad. We are rebuilding. This is always challenging, but we are up for the challenge.”
And Boehly publicly committed to acquiring the best talent, responding in a statement after their arrival: “We’re all in - 100 percent - every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.’
Meetings have already been held between Tuchel and Boehly regarding the transfer strategy this summer and Tuchel is going to be firmly at the wheel at the forefront of any decisions.
The Chelsea head coach has been promised that he will get the deciding say over who he wants to bring to the club, as well as the players he wants to discard as he continues his rebuild of the Blues, who finished third in the Premier League last season.
Although there are no guarantees, Boehly is ready to do everything he can to supply the German with all of the tools required to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool in a bid to win their first Premier League title since 2017.
Targets have already been identified in all areas of the field with the defence the priority for Chelsea. Jules Kounde, Josko Gvardiol and Matthijs de Ligt are three of many names being linked with switches to the English capital.
In midfield, Declan Rice has been a long-term admirer however any additions will depend on outgoings, with Saul Niguez beginning that list following the end of his loan spell after confirming his departure with a farewell message.
Meanwhile, Christopher Nkunku, Ousmane Dembele and Raheem Sterling are three options being considered to bolster the Chelsea attack.
The window is yet to open, it opens on Friday 10th June, but it is set to be a busy summer at Stamford Bridge.
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