Report: Tuchel now eyeing six new signings at Chelsea after being given £200m to spend by Todd Boehly
Reports suggest Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been promised up to six new signings this summer.
According to The Telegraph, new owner Todd Boehly has been in contact with the German already, with up to £200m being available for signings.
Reports had been speculating that Chelsea’s slow start to the transfer window had been down to the saga surrounding Romelu Lukaku’s departure from the club.
However, it appears the deal is set to be confirmed imminently, with Boehly speculated to be a driving force in the deal finally wrapping up.
This has allowed Chelsea to make their interest known in a number of stars around the world, with Raheem Sterling, Matthijs de Ligt and Raphinha being just some of the names linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
Business could be about to kickstart in West London, with The Telegraph claiming there could be as many as six new faces through the door before the season starts in numerous different positions.
The question then comes up about the personnel the Blues will look to as they look to close the gap between themselves and Liverpool and Manchester City.
The latest report claims that Chelsea’s new board will task Tuchel will getting them top four football at the very least during their first season at the helm.
And with a hefty budget behind him, the German boss will surely feel confident of achieving that aim.
The centre-back situation obviously needs addressing, with it likely that more than one name will need to come in this summer.
De Ligt has seemingly raced to the top of the Chelsea’s wishlist, after reportedly handing in a transfer request to leave Juventus. Jules Kounde is also a name that has been mentioned for months now, although things appear to have stalled since Barcelona’s reported interest.
While a like-for-like replacement for Lukaku may not be on the cards, signing an attacker is imperative to try and counteract the shortage of goals in the current Chelsea crop.
Sterling and Raphinha are proven Premier League goalscorers, and would both provide an immense amount of talent to a front line which struggled to break down numerous sides last season.