Chelsea’s current transfer window has been nothing on the summer window, and there was a few big deals and new signings made back then.
The Blues have yet to spend anything this month, and you wonder whether that is because they once again spent so much in the last window, following on from very busy windows before that as well.
The biggest signing of the summer in terms of numbers was Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo, who arrived after another long transfer saga and a big story to accompany it.
Liverpool even came in in the final moments to try and hijack the move, but they failed with that completely and Caicedo joined Chelsea. A similar thing then happened with Romeo Lavia, who also chose to join Chelsea over Liverpool.
Their manager Jurgen Klopp has been speaking about them both ahead of playing against them in tonight’s Premier League clash.
As cited by The Guardian, Klopp said:
“We were interested in [Jude] Bellingham but realised it would not happen. The whole market for No 6s went up. Two No 6s left our club. We thought we could maybe do Caicedo. We’d already done [Alexis] Mac Allister before. So we went in but he [Caicedo] had an emotional agreement already with Chelsea and Pochettino.
“Lavia had his own reasons. Then we found our top solution. We found Wataru [Endo]. All the time in our mind we had Stefan [Bajcetic]. It was not clear at that moment he was so badly injured he could not feature at all. We already knew Macca could play the position. Dom [Szoboszlai] was always on my radar. If one of the £100m [signings] had worked there’s no chance to do another. That’s what I meant when I said we are so lucky. Everything in the ‘if not’ scenario worked out.”