Boehly's stance over transfers at Chelsea after hiring Graham Potter

Report: Todd Boehly's stance over transfers now that he's appointed Graham Potter at Chelsea

Reports have claimed that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly still wants to be involved in the transfers and recruitment at the club.

According to the Evening Standard, the American is keen to hand over the day-to-day operations of the club, however wants to remain on hand to help whenever required.

Boehly was in charge of transfers during this summer, after a lot of boardroom members left the club as part of the new regime coming to Stamford Bridge.

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This led to a mixed window for the club. They spent the most money ever seen in a single window, bringing in the likes of Raheem Sterling, Wesley Fofana and Kalidou Koulibaly.

However, it was obvious that they missed out on a number of key targets, particularly Jules Kounde and Raphinha who both ended up at Barcelona.

Boehly still wants transfer involvement

This saw the club working all the way to the deadline at the beginning of September. The signings of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Denis Zakaria on deadline day seemed to lack the logic they had started the summer with.

The Swiss international is yet to feature for the Blues, although Aubameyang has hit the ground running under Graham Potter after Thomas Tuchel was sacked.

This indecisiveness has led to a lot of fans hoping that the system won’t be repeated next summer, and rumours of a number of behind the scenes hirings should excite supporters.

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However, the Evening Standard have claimed that the Blues owner will still be on hand to assist where required in terms of recruitment.

There had been reports that the club were keen to have their recruitment sorted before this winter’s World Cup, which is due to kick off in a month’s time.

However, claims since have suggested that they have softened on those views, preferring to get the right person for the job.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released