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Todd Boehly has delivered a promise to Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel regarding signing his transfer targets this summer, according to reports.
The Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium are preparing for their first summer as owners of Chelsea after completing a takeover last month.
The report states that the new Chelsea owners are looking to shift towards an ownership model more similar to Manchester City and Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp ‘drive decisions’ at their clubs when it comes to signings, with Tuchel now told that his voice ‘will be the loudest’ on transfers and first-team decisions.
Therefore, Tuchel will be given the freedom to decide on transfer targets rather than have signings forced upon him by those in charge of the club.
The Telegraph continues to state that this could be good news for Romelu Lukaku, who is desperately seeking a return to Inter Milan this summer as Tuchel may inform the owners that he does not see a future for the Belgian in his system.
Lukaku struggled for form under Tuchel, scoring 15 goals in all competitions in the 2021/22 campaign after arriving for a club-record £97.5m fee.
The report continues to state that Boehly has already made it clear that the new owners will ‘do everything in their power’ to try to deliver Tuchel’s transfer targets and sell the players that he does not want at his club.
For the short-term Tuchel will be working with Marina Granovskaia, continuing their relationship from the Roman Abramovich era at Chelsea.
They will look to bring in players that Tuchel has identified to suit his system at Chelsea as they look to close the gap at the top of the Premier League.
The first signing could be Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele, with it reported that Chelsea have already offered the winger a four-year deal ahead of his contract expiry in Spain at the end of the month.
Tuchel worked with Dembele at Borussia Dortmund and the pair shared a close relationship.
Elsewhere, Christopher Nkunku has been linked with a reunion with the German after impressing for RB Leipzig. The pair previously worked together at Paris Saint-Germain despite Tuchel not giving the 24-year-old many first team minutes in France.
Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen will depart Chelsea, with Rudiger already being officially announced as a Real Madrid player, so Chelsea must enter the transfer market to sign defensive replacements also.
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