New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly ‘promises Thomas Tuchel SIX new signings and £ 200m to spend’

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New Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly ‘promises Thomas Tuchel SIX new signings and £ 200m to spend’ – with De Ligt, Kounde, Clauss, Sterling, Dembele, Richarlison and Jesus on their list of top targets

  • New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is reportedly making £ 200m available to spend
  • Thomas Tuchel has a number of targets and has been promised six signings
  • Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Raheem Sterling are among the top targets
  • Champions League qualification has been set as the minimum target

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is set to receive £ 200m to spend in the transfer market this summer, with new owner Todd Boehly reportedly promising six new signings.

The American took over the club from Roman Abramovich in the past month after the Russian oligarch decided to sell the Stamford Bridge club in the wake of Russian invasion of Ukraine and British government sanctions.

Now, Boehly wants to make a statement in his first transfer window in charge and, according to a report in The Telegraphhas promised Tuchel six new players, with Champions League qualification the minimum target next season.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has reportedly promising six new signings this summer

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel is set to receive £ 200m to spend in the transfer market

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has reportedly promising six new signings this summer

Reports from Italy state that Juventus center back Matthijs De Ligt will not sign a new contract at the club

Raheem Sterling's future at Manchester City is currently not clear

Matthijs de Ligt and Raheem Sterling are among Chelsea’s main transfer targets this summer

Among the main targets are Matthijs de Ligt, Jules Kounde and Raheem Sterling, with Jonathan Clauss, Ousmane Dembele, Richarlison and Gabriel Jesus also mooted.

The report details that Tuchel has held transfer summits with the new owner as the Blues target success in the 2022-23 campaign.

A source told The Telegraph: ‘The key is to basically work with Tuchel to come up with the best players that are available. We really want to make sure we have a good defense.

‘We’ve got depth in midfield. We’re not desperate for an out-and-out striker.

‘Fortunately, there’s reasonable opportunities in the market right now in order to satisfy the fans’ desire to be competitive. I think it’s a combination of moves and there’s five or six that we’re going to look to make. ‘

Sevilla defender Jules Kounde has been a long-term target of Chelsea's and could move to west London

France international Jonathan Clauss is an option at right back

French internationals Jules Kounde (left) and Jonathan Clauss (right) are defensive targets

Reports from Italy state that Juventus center back De Ligt will not sign a new contract at the club, with the Blues interested in a big-money move for the Dutchman.

Sevilla defender Kounde has been a long-term target of Chelsea’s and could move to west London, while France international Clauss – currently at Lens – is an option at right back.

Further up the pitch, Sterling’s future at Manchester City is currently not clear – with Chelsea at the front of the pack of interested teams – while Everton forward Richarlison has been linked with a move away from Goodison Park.

Everton forward Richarlison has been linked with a move away

Gabriel Jesus could depart from Manchester City in light of Erling Haaland's transfer to the Premier League champions

Everton forward Richarlison has been linked with a move away, as has Man City’s Gabriel Jesus

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele - who Tuchel worked with at Borussia Dortmund - is reportedly considering his options

Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele – who Tuchel worked with at Borussia Dortmund – is reportedly considering his options

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Barcelona’s Dembele – who Tuchel worked with at Borussia Dortmund – is reportedly considering his options too, while Jesus could depart from Manchester City in light of Erling Haaland’s transfer to the Premier League champions.

Meanwhile, Boehly has installed himself as the club’s interim sporting director after they confirmed the departure of Marina Granovskaia.

The Blues have announced that Granovskaia, who oversaw Chelsea’s recruitment under former owner Abramovich, will follow ex-chairman Bruce Buck in leaving the Stamford Bridge club as part of the restructuring of their hierarchy.

Marina Granovskaia (left) is the latest big-name exit at Chelsea following the Boehly takeover

Marina Granovskaia (left) is the latest big-name exit at Chelsea following the Boehly takeover

CHELSEA’S NEW-LOOK BOARD

Todd Boehly – Chairman and interim sporting director

Behdad Eghbali and José E. Feliciano – co-controlling owners and managing partners of Clearlake Capital

Mark Walter – co-owner, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Partners, owner of Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Sparks

Hansjörg Wyss – co-owner, founder of the Wyss Foundation

Jonathan Goldstein – co-owner, co-founder and CEO of Cain International

Barbara Charone – director and co-founder of MBC PR

Lord Daniel Finkelstein – columnist and former executive editor of The Times

James Pade – partner and managing director of Clearlake Capital

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