Here is your Chelsea morning digest for Wednesday, February 3.
Blues can plan Ligue 1 raid
Chelsea, alongside a whole host of other clubs across the world, could be setting themselves up for transfer raid on Ligue 1 in the not too distant future.
The French top-flight is under increasing financial difficulty after it emerged on Tuesday, according to French daily newspaper L’Equipe, that the league had just 48 hours to be saved.
With the league having become under such financial strain, it is poised to force Ligue 1 clubs into reducing their respective wage bills and cut their cloth, which in turn should see asking prices for players come down sharply. That news could alert Chelsea, as they have been no strangers to signing players from France in the past.
Amongst those that could be allowed to leave their respective clubs for a cheaper price than you would usually expect is Kylian Mbappe, who, at times, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea gearing up for busy summer
After a quiet January transfer window that featured no new arrivals, Chelsea and head coach Thomas Tuchel will be looking to dive back into the market come the summer, as the German will no doubt be keen to put his own stamp of authority on his squad.
Already, the Blues are being linked with a whole host of players, including Dayot Upamecano of RB Leipzig, Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele and Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland.
To stand any chance of signing those players, Chelsea’s hierarchy will know they will have to loosen the purse strings once again. However, football.london understands that the Blues will be ready to spend money once again this summer, with FFP rules relaxed and owner Roman Abramovich not short on cash.
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