Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is anticipated to inform incoming owner Todd Boehly that the club’s defensive strength needs to be improved this summer.
Boehly, an American billionaire who has a net worth of around $3.65 billion, is leading a consortium that recently had an offer to acquire Roman Abramovich’s stake in the company accepted.
According to an article published by the Daily Mail, the buyout should be approved by the end of May, at which point cash will be made available for use in the summer transfer market.
According to the article, Thomas Tuchel and other important figures at the club would advise Boehly that Chelsea needs to strengthen their alternatives at the back in order to improve their defensive play.
Only Manchester City and Liverpool have allowed fewer than the Blues’ 31 goals to be scored against them this season. The Blues have a respectable record when it comes to their defensive play.
However, when his contract in west London expires on June 30th, Antonio Rudiger will be leaving the club and moving on to greener pastures.
The Germany national team player is expected to sign a free transfer contract to play for Real Madrid, while Andreas Christensen is expected to sign with Barcelona.
The fates of both Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are unclear, and it is anticipated that at least one of the Spaniards will go for greener pastures.
As a result, Chelsea will be short of players at the back, and because Thiago Silva is getting older (the Brazil international will turn 38 in September), it is unlikely that he will be able to play in two games per week for Chelsea during the upcoming season.
The possibility exists that Chelsea will reignite their interest in Sevilla stopper Jules Kounde, who also garnered the attention of Manchester United during the summer of 2017.
The Frenchman has just two years left on the deal he signed to work at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.
In order to get the most out of Kounde and increase his value, Sevilla might be willing to listen to offers for him this summer.
In other news, Chelsea will try to extend their contracts with Reece James and Mason Mount as soon as possible after the completion of Boehly’s acquisition of the club.
Both of these academy products have established themselves as key contributors for Chelsea in the current campaign.