It is being reported that Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is looking to change the club’s contract strategy in order to sign Jules Kounde and Presnel Kimpembe.
According to The Telegraph, the American is looking to offer contract’s based around performances, offering bonuses around completing set objectives.
The Blues are keen to sign another two centre-backs this summer following the acquisition of Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.
They have held long-term interest in Kounde, with them almost agreeing a deal for him last summer. While it seemed as if Barcelona were primed to hijack the move for the Frenchman, Chelsea are reportedly back in the hunt to secure a deal.
Thomas Tuchel in particular is keen on also adding Kimpembe this summer, with the pair working together at PSG already.
Boehly to abandon Abramovich strategy
The France international’s ability on the ball makes him an ideal candidate for a Premier League side, and Boehly is keen to add them both to his ranks this summer.
The Telegraph have reported the new type of contract he is set to offer the pair differs from those the club offered under Roman Abramovich’s tenure at the club.
Players achieved bonuses and rewards for winning trophies during the Russian’s 19-year spell at the club, however that is set to change under the new owners.
Boehly will incentivise Chelsea players even if they don’t win silverware – as long as other high targets are met.
The change in approach could appeal to potential targets for the club, with trophies still a massive challenge given the strength of competing sides Manchester City and Liverpool.
It appears to have already worked in the signings of Koulibaly and Raheem Sterling, with the Englishman in particular making it clear that his dealings with Boehly were extremely helpful in him making his decision to return to London this summer.