Last summer, the Blues spent lavishly. Five reinforcements were added to Frank Lampard’s bloated workforce: Kai Havertz (€ 80m), Timo Werner (€ 53m), Ben Chilwell (€ 50.2m), Hakim Ziyech (€ 40m) and Édouard Mendy ( 24 M €) had reached the English capital. Despite new offensive weapons to compensate for the departure of Eden Hazard the previous summer, Chelsea have long disappointed this season. And finally, the ax fell in January: the inexperienced Frank Lampard was fired and Thomas Tuchel replaced him.
Appointed on January 26, the German technician remained on a mixed end of experience at Paris Saint-Germain. In Chelsea, Tuchel has rediscovered the joy of living. In 26 matches at the head of the Blues, he has won 17 wins, 6 draws and only 3 defeats. On course to end the Premier League season in the top quartet, Chelsea will play tomorrow in the FA Cup final against Leicester, and on May 29 that of the Champions League, against Manchester City. What to satisfy the president of the club, Roman Abramovich.
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Roman Abramovich wants to write Thomas Tuchel an insane check
According to Sun, the boss of Chelsea wishes, to satisfy Thomas Tuchel, to inject 150 million pounds (175 M €) in the next summer transfer window. With as main targets: Erling Haaland and Romelu Lukaku! The top priority being a killer striker in front of goal. It is with this new offensive asset that Chelsea hope to be able to stand up to Manchester City in the title race. Sacred this season, the Citizens are 16 points ahead of the Blues (4th), two days from the end. Next year, Russian owners do not want the London club to be left behind.
“Delighted” with Tuchel’s work since moving to west London, Chelsea’s board are therefore ready to release funds to improve the squad. The offensive sector being the priority. The second knives, Olivier Giroud and Tammy Abraham, should leave the club. Arrived from Leipzig where he strung the goals like pearls, Timo Werner scored only 12 goals in 48 appearances and seems lacking in confidence. Thomas Tuchel has already worked for his well being, but the Blues need a killer up front.
Chelsea already has leads
Harry Kane, who could be reluctant to leave Tottenham for London rival Romelu Lukaku, under contract until 2024 at Inter and who could be reluctant to return to a club where he did not win (15 matches from 2011 to 2014), and the much requested Erling Haaland, courted by all of football Europe, are the preferred tracks for Chelsea. Another file, that leading to the central defender of Bayern Niklas Sule, which would interest Thomas Tuchel. Regardless, summer promises to be hectic in London. And for Thomas Tuchel, the arguments about the transfer strategy adopted by Leonardo in Paris seem a distant memory …