Now the last bureaucracy has been removed that blocked the takeover of Boehly, Chelsea is out of transfer limbo – and spending will start at £ 68 million on Seville’s central defender.
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The takeover of Chelsea for £ 4.25 million by Todd Boehly gave head coach Thomas Tuchel the green light to overhaul his team for £ 200 million this summer.
Government approval of a consortium led by LA Dodgers co-owner Boehly effectively lifts the Blues out of transfer limbo. Antonio Rudiger, Thomas Christensen, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, all heading from Stamford Bridge, intend Tuchel to move quickly to bring in large reinforcements for his exhausted defense.
Mirror football will look at all the latest broadcast stories from Stamford Bridge as they prepare to begin their new era…
Seville midfielder Jules Kounde is expected to be the first to sign the Boehly era in SW6 with a £ 68 million deal. The French national team is widely said to be interested in the move and has been given the role of Rudiger as enforcer in Chelsea’s defense. After cutting red tape, Tuchel is convinced that Seville will reach an agreement.
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Another middle defender high on Tuchel’s wish list is Uruguayan Jose Gimenez of Atlética Madrid with a rating of £ 45 million.
The 27-year-old has been with his current club for nine years and has backed Diego Simeone’s impressive back row to Wanda Metropolitano.
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BLUES FACES BATTLE WITH UNITED AND SPURS FOR TORRES
Less certain about the transfer to Stamford Bridge, amid the great interest of Tottenham and Manchester United, is Villarreal defender Pau Torres. The Spurs accepted an offer of £ 42 million for the 25-year-old Spanish national team last summer, but the player opted for another season at the Yellow Submarine to take part in the Champions League.
According to the Spanish portal Cadena SER, Spurs submitted a corresponding offer – but United has joined the tender with Chelsea and Torres would probably be interested in moving to Old Trafford, despite the relative ambiguity of the European Football League next season.
TUCHEL IS MOVING FOR JOSKO
Another defender on Tuchel’s radar is Croatian midfielder Josko Gvardiol, who has earned rave reviews in Germany’s Red Bull Leipzig.
At the age of 20, he is one of the most sought-after young defenders in the Bundesliga and would not be cheap because he has a contract until 2026. But after joining the Croatian national team last year, Gvardiol is considered cautious about club relocation. countdown to the world championship in Qatar.
TUCHEL ALSO WANTS AN ATTACKER
Another hot feature of Leipzig, the French striker Christopher Nkunk for £ 60 million, is one of Tuchel’s top targets on the field to go with his platoon of new midfielders.
Nkunku, 24, would face serious competition for Timo Werner and Kai Havertz in the Blues front line. Tuchel also intends to bring Albanian striker Armando Broj back from his seasonal guest in Southampton to fight for the first team in Chelsea next season.