Chelsea set to hand Graham Potter more transfer funds in January after £261m summer spend with Todd Boehly splashing out | The Sun
CHELSEA are reportedly set to dive into the transfer market again this January.
That’s after spending over £260million on new signings in the summer window.
Todd Boehly splashed out on several exciting signings during his first window at the helm, including Raheem Sterling and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
But there has been a major change at Stamford Bridge since deadline day, with Thomas Tuchel brutally sacked following Chelsea’s 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb.
Former Brighton boss Graham Potter is now in charge and faces his first test in the dugout against RB Salzburg on Wednesday.
The English tactician will implement his own unique brand of football at the club.
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And the Times claims Chelsea owner Boehly is prepared to spend even more money for several of Potter’s top targets.
It’s believed the Blues are lining up Paris Saint-Germain’s Luis Campos as their new director of football.
And alongside Potter, the pair will identify suitable targets for the January window.
Chelsea are prepared to back more signings as they target a top-four finish.
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Potter’s position as boss is not dependent on qualifying for the Champions League, with his appointment on a five-year deal seen as a long-term project.
But the Standard adds Boehly has still set him the goal of keeping Chelsea in Europe’s top competition.
And the American is ready to splurge once more after a record-breaking summer window.
As well as Sterling and Aubameyang, Chelsea signed Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana for sizable fees.
Denis Zakaria was snapped up on loan from Juventus on deadline day.
And good money was also spent on youngsters including Carney Chukwuemeka.
Meanwhile, Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja are back at Chelsea following successful loans away last term.
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