THOMAS TUCHEL will be itching for Chelsea to start making moves in the transfer market, and he won’t have to wait much longer.
Now that the Government and the Premier League have approved Todd Boehly’s £4.25bn takeovers, new players aren’t too far away.
According to reports, Boehly is ready to support Tuchel in the forthcoming window and will hand over roughly £200 million to the German.
To deal with the losses of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, Chelsea are rumoured to have put up an EIGHT-MAN centre-back shortlist.
It’s likely to be a hectic summer at Stamford Bridge in terms of incomings and outgoings, and Tuchel’s starting lineup might be drastically different come to the start of the new season.
Jules Kounde of Sevilla is at the top of the defensive shortlist, and if he is signed, he will play on the right side of a back-three.
On the other hand, the left-footed Josko Gvardiol, who excelled at RB Leipzig, is a possibility.
In attack, the Blues are said to be planning a big move for Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling.
The 27-year-contract old’s with Manchester City expires at the end of next season, and he may be a replacement if Timo Werner, Hakim Ziyech, or Christian Pulisic leave.
In midfield, there may be a new face as well.
Declan Rice of West Ham is a highly coveted midfielder, but his £150 million price tag is likely to keep the Blues from signing him.
Aurelien Tchouameni of Monaco is a different option and is respected by some in high positions at Stamford Bridge.
Tchouameni and Mateo Kovacic, a midfield tandem, would strike terror into the hearts of any Premier League team.
Especially with Reece James and Ben Chilwell, the English combo on each side of them, rampaging down the flanks.
Chelsea, on the other hand, has alternative choices if none of their top targets materialises
Chelsea are also interested in Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot.
At £17m, he’s cheap.
Elsewhere Pau Torres is connected to Chelsea.
Torres has several Premier League admirers, notably Manchester United and Tottenham, and would fit directly into the backline if he signed
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