Todd Boehly “REVAMPS Chelsea’s £ 200 million transfer policy to hand control to Thomas Tuchel” – as Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp – and he could FORSI Lukaku and move for Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt.
- Chelsea worked with Thomas Tuchel last summer on mutually beneficial goals
- But reports say Blues will follow Man City and Liverpool to give the boss power
- That could be a boost for Romelu Lukaku, who wants to return to Inter Milan
- Ligt’s Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs are reported targets for the Blues
Politics prior to the arrival of their new owner saw the club work with Tuchel and his predecessors to identify and chase players who suited both the manager and those above him.
In addition, it was the club that had the loudest voice when it came to spending. However, The Telegraph report German leader Tuchel will now have the biggest influence on arrivals and departures in his squad, starting this summer.
Thomas Tuchel is said to have been given the reins to run Chelsea’s transfer business
Todd Boehly changed the club’s policy by giving Tuchel the loudest voice on business.
The report adds that Tuchel will continue to work alongside sporting director Marina Granovskaia and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, only now will they instead focus on delivering the players recommended by the manager.
The system launched by Boehly – which is ready to give Tuchel a transfer budget of £ 200 million to bolster its squad after completing a takeover of £ 4.25 billion – is in line with those of the two teams that finished ahead of the Blues in the Premier League last season at Manchester City and Liverpool.
Both Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have the most talk of making decisions in transfer windows at their respective clubs for a long time.
The first was instrumental for Man City to break up with respected club servants Joe Hart and Yaya Toure, while Tuchel Klopp’s compatriot sold striker Christian Benteke just 12 months after his £ 32.5m arrival at Anfield.
It reflects the power that Jurgen Klopp (L) and Pep Guardiola (R) have at Liverpool and Man City
Tuchel will continue to work with both Marina Granovskaia (center left) and Petr Cech (center right)
And there could be similarly huge decisions for Tuchel to make this summer, with reports claiming that Boehly will speak with Tuchel either on Wednesday or Thursday of this week to check. Romelu Lukakuthe temporary departure of Stamford Bridge.
Sportsmail understands that Lukaku is ready to take a salary of £ 3 million a year to help seal a loan profit to last season’s runners-up in Serie A, after a dismal first season back in the Premier League after his move of £ 97.5 million from Inter .
The 29-year-old striker remains in his contract at Stamford Bridge for four years but has explained that he would be interested in returning to Serious A play for his former side.
Tuchel is therefore likely to succeed in terms of entries as well, and as a result Ousmane Dembele’s injury problems and inconsistent form at Barcelona could be sidelined if the German wants to reunite with the player he managed at Borussia Dortmund.
It could prove to be good news for Romelu Lukaku, who wants to return to Inter Milan
Tuchel could also move for Ousmane Dembele (L) and Matthijs de Ligt (R) this summer
The French winger is out of contract this summer, meaning the Blues could sign him for free if he does not agree to a new deal with the Catalan giants, especially with Paris Saint-Germain now reportedly out of the race.
However, The Telegraph claims that Chelsea are not close to signing the 25-year-old French international and are still exploring the market, with City and England forward Raheem Sterling and RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku also on their roster.
Sportsmail revealed last month Chelsea will be looking to fix their leaked defense during this window and the report claims that Boehly is ready to fund a move for Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt if Tuchel prefers him to Josko Gvardiol.
The Blues have also been linked with Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, with the club needing central defenders following the departure of Antonio Rudiger to Real Madrid and Andreas Christensen expected to follow Barcelona.
Meanwhile, the same outlets claim in a West Ham midfielder that Declan Rice’s return to Stamford Bridge cannot be ruled out despite his £ 150 million price tag.