In recent days, Chelsea gives the impression of having launched a part of Football Manager. The English club are late in the transfer window, as the Premier League season kicks off tonight, slightly earlier than other years due to the World Cup scheduled for November 21-December 18. It’s very simple, he jumps on anything that moves by offering fortunes. And the worst thing is that the selling clubs most often answer in the negative, just to scratch a little more money. As a result, the Blues are ready to break all spending records this summer.
The Telegraph even speaks of 350 M€ which are about to be released just in the summer of 2022. Just with the signings of Raheem Sterling (56 M€), Kalidou Koulibaly (38 M€), the young Carney Chukwuemeka, who was formalized yesterday (20 M€), and the American goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina (10 M€), who will not arrive until January 2023, 124 M€ have left the club’s accounts. It’s far from over since in recent days, the craziest rumors have circulated. There is of course Wesley Fofana, who was the subject of a €75m offer rejected by Leicester, while Marc Cucurella is indeed approaching despite Brighton’s denial on Wednesday evening.
Chelsea set to smash 2020 record
Pending departure, the Spanish left side is no longer training with the Seagulls. He should sign against the firm sum of 62 M€, but the amount with bonus could wait for 72 M€. The Times today indicates in its columns that a new offer will be sent in the next few hours to the Foxes for Fofana. It should reach 83 M€ (70 M£) but will probably be refused again. Leicester, which already holds the record sale for a central defender thanks to Maguire in 2019 (89 M€), wishes to beat its own mark. It’s gone well.
And then there are two more files. Our eyes turn to FC Barcelona because the Blues want to offer Frenkie de Jong. For this, it will be necessary to put the sum which had been accepted by Manchester United, that is to say 85 M€. A centre-forward will also be needed to replace starters Lukaku and likely Timo Werner. The name of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang circulates, despite Xavi’s veto. In the event of a good offer, the Barça coach will only have his eyes to cry since the finances are not completely in the green. With all these files, Chelsea will explode their record of €200m spent during the 2020 transfer window.