According to the Daily Telegraph, the pending new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is set to give the club a £200m transfer kitty to spend this summer.
After some recent poor recruitment, Chelsea need to spend wisely this summer, in order to give them a chance of rivalling Manchester City and Liverpool for the league title. With a £200m budget, they should be able to strengthen in all the necessary positions.
The priority target this summer has to be a central defender. With three centre-backs out of contract in June, Chelsea may need to recruit more than one defender. Jules Kounde is reportedly a strong target for Thomas Tuchel, according to Metro, and the report also states Sevilla have lowered their asking price to £59m.
With that in mind, we have attempted to put a shortlist together of transfer targets that the Blues could pursue within the budget that has been set.
We have left the most high profile signing to last so don’t worry if you are slightly underwhelmed by the first few names on the list but they could all strengthen areas of the squad that need to be reinforced. Press the next page as we go through the four signings Chelsea could make in the summer transfer window.
The French defender is already a regular first-team player, and playing alongside the experienced Thiago Silva could be crucial in his development.
Chelsea undoubtedly need another defender, but they could save themselves some money and recruit from within. Levi Colwill has spent the season out on loan at Huddersfield, and the 19-year-old has been one of the best defenders in the league. Although a slight risk, giving Colwill a first-team chance will allow them to spend money in other areas.
Another area which Chelsea should be looking to strengthen is their forward line, and more specifically in wide areas. The likes of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech have failed to set the world alight, and if they are planning to advance to the next level, improving their wide men could be necessary.