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New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is planning “big investments” in his squad to turn them back into a Prem title force, according to the Evening Standard.
The American billionaire was confirmed to succeed Roman Abramovich on Saturday and will get his transfer plans underway for the summer once the deal is finalized.
Boehly is set to receive clearance to complete his Chelsea takeover before the end of the season.
It needs approval from Prem and the Government and with all parties keen to see the saga complete, it looks like the deal will be ratified before the Blues host Watford in their final game of the season on May 22 .
But Boehly’s first deal won’t be bringing RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku to Stamford Bridge.
That’s because Leipzig’s CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has no intention of selling the £62million forward this summer.
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Mintzlaff, which said: “We’ve clearly discussed it internally: we’re not letting Nkunku go this summer, we’ve told him and his agent that.”
Elsewhere, Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted on a free transfer by top clubs across Europe, including Leeds and PSV Eindhoven.
Clarke-Salter is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer but Thomas Tuchel’s side have an opportunity to extend his contract by a further 12 months.
And finally, Chelsea have been called upon to make a double whammy for Harry Maguire and Declan Rice this summer.
Both England stars will be welcome additions to the Blues squad, insists pundit Richard Keys.
Keys explained: “They need a centre-back. Harry Maguire? What would it cost? £40/50 million? I’m pretty sure he would jump at the chance to start over. The obvious midfielder would be Rice. Kante has pretty much grounded itself.
“Rice would be a perfect substitute. Would West Ham sell? Of course they will if the money is right. I would give you £150m for him all day. If Rice is pushing hard, maybe it doesn’t take that much.”
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