According to recent rumours, Chelsea’s future owner Todd Boehly has urged the club to begin transfer preparations as soon as his likely takeover is finalized. It comes ahead of what might be a hectic summer for Thomas Tuchel, who is anticipated to make big roster changes.
The closure of the takeover saga would be a great relief for supporters as the club enters its third month of uncertainty. The light at the end of the tunnel seems to be approaching, as the Boehly-Clearlake project was chosen as the preferred bidder and is now awaiting federal approval before going further.
This would free them from the restrictions imposed by the sports licence under which they now operate, allowing them to focus on preparations for the next summer season. When questioned about transfer intentions,
Tuchel stated, “We have clear ideas on how to improve, how to refresh the group, how to grow the squad, how to add new energy and ability.”
“Would not be the first transfer window where you have a wish and cannot make it as a coach. We will find solutions but first of all we must adapt to the general situation. Then we see if it is possible and what is possible.”
Boehly has given the green signal for transfer arrangements to begin as soon as the takeover is finalised, according to the Evening Standard. This indicates that the German coach will be pressed for time. Tuchel also has a lot of work ahead of him with Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen poised to leave the club as free agents.
According to the report, the German coach wants to replace them with two centre-backs, as well as reinforcements for the midfield and attack, as well as wing-back protection. It might provide the Blues the chance to come up with fresh ideas to close the gap on league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool once again.
It’s unclear how much business the club can and will conduct this summer, but Tuchel may feel compelled to do so in order to improve the team’s chances for next season.