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Chelsea’s summer transfer spending could reach as high as £300 million this summer, with further talks planned over additions, according to reports.
This comes as Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly, Gabriel Slonina and Carney Chukwuemeka have already been announced as first team signings at Stamford Bridge this summer.
Thomas Tuchel was keen to rebuild his squad in the summer, having lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen on permanent deals, while allowing club-record signing Romelu Lukaku to rejoin Inter Milan on loan.
It was previously reported that the German was promised up to six new signings for his first team this summer.
A senior source told The Telegraph: "The key is to basically work with Tuchel to come up with the best players that are available.
"We really want to make sure we have a good defence. We've got depth in midfield. We're not desperate for an out-and-out striker.
“Fortunately, there's reasonable opportunities in the market right now in order to satisfy the fans' desire to be competitive.
"I think it's a combination of moves and there's five or six that we're going to look to make.”
Marc Cucurella is set to be announced as a new Chelsea player following a breakthrough in negotiations with Brighton and Hove Albion.
Having carried out a medical on Thursday, the Spaniard is set to replace the outgoing Marcos Alonso this summer as Chelsea look to challenge at the top of the Premier League.
The 24-year-old will sign a six-year deal at Stamford Bridge as Levi Colwill heads to the Seagulls on loan for the season.
It has now been reported that Chelsea will turn their full attention to Leicester City defender Wesley Fofana after the move is confirmed, with their summer spending potentially reaching £300 million this summer.
According to Nizaar Kinsella of The Evening Standard, Chelsea are stepping up their pursuit of Fofana.
The 21-year-old is said to be the primary target in central defence but despite his desire to join the Blues, Leicester City do not want to lose the Frenchman.
Therefore, Chelsea could be forced into paying over £80 million for Fofana if they wish to sign him this summer.
Furthermore the Blues will also consider moves for Barcelona pair Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong as the summer spending continues.
This comes as Jason Burt of The Telegraph stated that the club are pushing to take their spending this summer close to a record £300 million.
He reports that the Blues are hopeful of a compromise in regards to Fofana, while moves for the Barcelona duo previously mentioned are also in the works.
Chelsea’s previous record for summer spending came under Frank Lampard in 2020, recording £220 million of incomings.
It remains to be seen as to whether the Blues will reach £300 million this summer, with Tuchel being backed by the new owners at Stamford Bridge.
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