Todd Boehly oversaw Chelsea’s switch operations final summer time (Image: Getty)
Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly reportedly questioned the membership’s determination to miss Real Madrid star Aurelien Tchouameni final summer time because the American faces as much as the prospect of dropping each Jorginho and N’Golo Kante on the finish of the season.
Boehly oversaw a document summer time throughout his first switch window at Stamford Bridge, with the American giving Thomas Tuchel £280m to spend earlier than his sacking earlier this month.
Regardless of the outlay, Chelsea nonetheless have holes of their squad and Graham Potter needs to signal one other centre-back after the departures of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
However one other urgent space is central midfield, the place Chelsea look extraordinarily mild.
Each Jorginho and Kante are out of contract on the finish of the season, with neither near signing a brand new deal.
The Italian has provides from Serie A golf equipment whereas Kante rejected Chelsea’s final provide as they might solely provide a two-year deal given his age and damage document.
Tchouaméni signed for Actual earlier this summer time (Image: Getty)
Niguez made simply 10 appearances (Image: Getty)
The scenario threatens to change into a repeat of the episode that noticed Christensen and Antonio go away on the identical time and Boehly feels the membership have been naive.
In line with Sport, Boehly was mentioned to be ‘baffled’ by the membership’s determination to signal Saul Niguez on a season-long mortgage in 2021.
The Blues moved for the Spaniard as a result of Marina Granovskaia reportedly had considerations over a deal for then-Monaco ace Tchouameni.
She felt the Frenchman was not a ready-made first staff participant and wouldn’t profit Tuchel instantly.
The 20-year-old has since joined Actual Madrid and the Spaniards selected to promote Casemiro to Manchester United in August, such was their perception in Tchouameni.
Boehly felt Chelsea ought to have moved for Tchouameni in 2021 when there was much less competitors for his signature and the membership will now have to spend much more money as Jorginho and Kante might depart in opposition to the membership’s needs.
Niguez’s transfer was a catastrophe and the midfielder did not impress throughout his ten appearances for the membership, when he scored as soon as.
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