The Blues are looking for midfield reinforcements in the next transfer windows and may have discovered a solution among Premier League rivals.
Chelsea‘s long-term transfer strategy is already being built by their new owners, with Todd Boehly laying the groundwork for his grand plan at the club. Spending big was viewed as a necessity under the previous government, but in a new era for the Blues, self-sufficiency appears to be at the forefront.
The summer highlighted the rivalry between the old and new regimes, with plenty of money spent to keep the squad competitive while also hoping to add some younger talent for the future. The appointment of Graham Potter as head coach highlighted their desire
to get everybody working towards the same goal.
The backroom staff has also altered dramatically, with Boehly actively hiring a lot of outstanding scouts and directors from around the world to strengthen the club’s sustainability.
“Sourcing and identifying talent is really a global proposition,” the part-owner said in a SALT conference when discussing Chelsea’s strategy.
“You have markets in South America, all throughout Europe, all throughout Asia, Australia, and it’s not regulated at all. So dealing with the agents in each market, it’s almost like it’s a local business on a global scale.”
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The Blues will need to maintain their competitiveness in the here and now, especially with certain key players nearing the conclusion of their careers, even though that will take time to implement at the club and spread across. N’Golo Kante, a midfielder, is one of them. He has impressed when he is available, which isn’t often due to his growing injury concerns.
His contract expires in the summer, enabling Boehly as the temporary sporting director to find a replacement in the transfer market, seemingly with a rival team. According to GOAL Brazil, Chelsea is keeping an eye on a prospective transfer for Bruno Guimaraes of Newcastle United.
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Since joining the Magpies in January of last year, the Brazilian international has had a significant impact and emerged as one of their important players. The 24-year-old, who can contribute in all areas of the game, has helped his team move up the standings and has subsequently been linked with significant moves abroad.
It is unclear whether the Blues would be interested in signing him, and the transfer could be expensive due to transfer fees.