Chelsea have offered six new signings for Thomas Tuchel | Soccer | Sports

The new owners of Chelsea have promised Thomas Tuchel (48 years old) six signings for this summer. This is how he advanced The Telegraphwhich ensures that the main objective of the new board, with Todd Boehly as president, is to classify the team in the Champions League next season and reduce the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.

Thus, according to the same information, Boehly and Tuchel have held meetings this week to discuss the objectives of this summer, once the transfer of Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan has been resolved. Hence, it is not surprising that the first names on the German coach’s list have begun to appear, with Matthijs de Ligt among his favourites.

The Dutch defender has not renewed his contract, and as numerous reports from Italy indicated, he would be ready to try his luck in the Premier League. However, apart from the De Ligt case, the truth is that Chelsea needs at least two central defenders.

After the dismissals of Christensen and Rüdiger, for which the Stamford Bridge team did not receive a single euro, the first name on the list to occupy the rear is Jules Koundé. The Sevilla center-back, as reported by Diario AS, would have a price of around 60 million euros ($) and would also have the interest of Barcelona.

He could also be joined by Lens defender Jonathan Clauss, who has had a superb season in Ligue 1 as the winger with the greatest contribution to Europe. However, also as AS learned, the French team has not yet received an offer for the French player, which would cost just over 12 million euros ().

A striker, but not to replace Lukaku

Thus, the defense will be where more new faces will be seen next year at Chelsea, still pending resolution of the departures of Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, although there will be more additions in other lines: Tuchel wants to revitalize the attacking front and is looking for a level forward. Of course, the mission will not be to replace Lukaku but to revitalize the team.

Strikers like Gabriel Jesús, Sterling, Dembelé or Richarlison have been strong these days and Chelsea’s idea is to close the hiring of at least one. For this, the German coach will have 200 million pounds, about 240 million euros ($ 253,057,680) that could increase with future sales and with which the Blues intend to hit the market. (D)