Chelsea are in talks to buy Liga Portugal club Portimonense as part of a multi-club network in the mould of Manchester City’s.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has been referred to as upon to support the Blues house owners choose which Portuguese club to select.
And fourth-placed aspect Portimonense appear the present entrance runners, when French facet Sochaux and Brazilian club Santos have also been talked about.
House owners Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali and Jose Feliciano are eager to replicate the City Soccer Group, who own teams in 11 nations around the world.
They are also impressed by the Red Bull football group, who very own RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg and other folks in the United States and Brazil.
”We’ve talked about getting a multi-club model,” Boehly stated at the SALT Conference before this thirty day period. ”I would like to go on to create out the footprint. There are diverse nations in which there are positive aspects to having a club. Pink Bull does a excellent occupation. Manchester City has a massive community of golf equipment.
”Our goal is to make sure pathways for our younger stars to get on to the Chelsea pitch even though finding them serious game time. To do that is by means of an additional club in a genuinely competitive league in Europe.”
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Children Carney Chukwuemeka and Gabriel Slonina have not been incorporated as they are however to make very first-team debuts.
5. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Barcelona (€12m)
Chelsea introduced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang back to the Premier League immediately after a spell in Barcelona in the hope that he would showcase his very best variety in its place of the problems he triggered at Arsenal prior to his departure.
Aubameyang: “I need far more time. I’m not 100 for every cent fit. It’s not straightforward to play with a mask and with an injuries, but ideally I will get 100 for every cent as quickly as attainable.” pic.twitter.com/aO24GvsqgK
— Vince™ (@Blue_Footy) September 21, 2022
And whilst the deal was in the beginning sensible, the sacking of Tuchel – the man who lured Aubameyang to Stamford Bridge – usually means that Chelsea run a terrific risk of acquiring a different extremely-paid out flop on their arms.
The 33-year-previous has managed two starts in the Champions League for Chelsea, failing to score in possibly.
4. Kalidou Koulibaly – Napoli (€38m)
Chelsea had been lengthy-expression admirers of Kalidou Koulibaly but were generally quoted extortionate service fees for the defender, but they at last secured his signing this summer season for £34m.
Koulibaly has made a lousy commence to his Chelsea occupation so considerably but the Senegal international should change out to be a able substitute for Antonio Rudiger at left centre-back again.
3. Wesley Fofana – Leicester (€80m)
Wesley Fofana recognized himself as one of the greatest youthful defenders in Europe in the course of his two seasons at Leicester just after joining them from Saint-Etienne for £36.5m.
On the other hand, the 21-yr-aged is coming off the again of a broken leg which ruled him out of practically all of past season, possessing been a participant renowned for his physicality.
Chelsea made Fofana one of the most high-priced defenders of all-time regardless of the Frenchman having yet to show his health and long-phrase value at that selling price, a risk that has not but compensated off in the 2022-23 season.
2. Marc Cucurella – Brighton (€65m)
Marc Cucurella impressed throughout his sole season at Brighton and has continued his fantastic type going into his early days at Chelsea, proving why groups like Manchester City and Barcelona ended up interested.
Cucurella was probably likely to be under Tuchel anyway, but now certainly will be under Potter, a true skeleton critical for this team. Can be an alternate selection to Koulibaly, Chilwell & Sterling together the left aspect. Really will be useful versatility. pic.twitter.com/Q7aM1Y3QWY
— Alex Goldberg (@AlexGoldberg_) September 21, 2022
The £58m price was steep for a player who might also uncover himself competing with Ben Chillwell, yet another £50m signing in 2020, but the Spaniard has been a reliable addition to The Blues’ squad.
1. Raheem Sterling – Manchester City (€56m)
The signing of Raheem Sterling has by now paid dividends for Chelsea, with the England international netting 4 occasions in eight online games in all competitions to top the scoring charts for the Blues.
Sterling was heading into the last yr of his contract at Manchester City, prompting Chelsea to swoop in and conquer a host of groups to his signature for £47.5m a shrewd deal all around.