CHELSEA could line up with a bold new look if they settle £223million in transfers before the deadline.
Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly have already spent the money on several new signings including Raheem Sterling (£47m), Kalidou Koulibaly (£33m) and Marc Cucurella (£62m).
That’s a staggering £142million.
But that total could rise to a staggering £365m if Chelsea achieve their remaining goals.
A new central defender is at the top of the list for Tuchel.
And Leicester’s Wesley Fofana is in his sights.
The 21-year-old central defender is considered one of the best defensive candidates in Europe.
He can play in a back three or four.
But Chelsea have to pay a world record fee for a defender Fofana to win from Leicester – £85million to be exact.
Next on the list for Tuchel is a new striker – and his main target is Aubameyang.
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The two are still good friends after working together at Borussia Dortmund.
Despite only joining Barcelona on a free transfer from Arsenal earlier this year, Chelsea have to shell out £25million for the killer.
But Aubameyang’s skill makes him the ideal man to lead the line for Chelsea.
Tuchel would also like a new midfielder and Frenkie de Jong could now swap from Barcelona for London.
The midfielder needs around £14million in unpaid wages to be handed over by his new side.
But the transfer fee for De Jong alone is £63million.
Nevertheless, his versatility in midfield makes him the ideal anchor or pivot in the Tuchel system.
Finally, Chelsea target a winger after missing out on Raphinha.
And Everton’s Anthony Gordon was the subject of a failed £40million.
It will take at least £50m for Chelsea to succeed.
But Gordon can play both wings, offering Tuchel a new option up front.
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