Analyzing how Chelsea have emerged as the most effective side this summer transfer market
Covid-19 has severely affected the financial situation of all the football clubs around the world. While other clubs have been so far quiet towards the signing of new players, Chelsea has been by far the busiest clubs around.
The question on everyone’s mind is how the London side is managing to afford the deals of these players while the rest of the clubs in the world such as Bayern, Real Madrid, Liverpool, Man City, and United will struggle to compete for these big signings unless they sell their players and raise funds.
We have the answers to those questions with the detailed analysis below:
- The Eden Hazard sale generated £88 million, Alvaro Morata’s recent permanent transfer to Atlético has generated £50 million and the recent sale of Mario Pasalic has further generated another £15 million.
- It seems a distant memory that many other similar short sales were carried out by Chelsea: Kalas to Bristol city for £8 million, David Luiz to Arsenal £8 million, Ola Aina to Torino £8 million were the short deals carried out.
- The Blues hierarchy is also confident that the sale of Bakayoko to Bayern, PSG, or Milan for £25million will go through.
If the Bakayoko deal goes through, Chelsea would have accumulated a total of £202 million alone from player sales. From these sales, the West Londoners have signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner for a combined £83 million before July 1st and purchased Kovacic last season for £40 million.
Chelsea has a net balance of around £80 million which is reportedly going to be used towards the signing of Kai Havertz. The Blues is set to receive an additional £15million for Hazard as a contractual agreement between Chelsea and Real Madrid if he wins the La Liga title and looking how the season is unfolding in Spain it looks most likely that Real Madrid will march towards winning the league.
As reported by the Daily Mirror, the Premier League side is growing frustrated by Leicester city for the negotiations of Ben Chilwell and are considering other targets. Nicolas Tagliafico is high on their list as he is available for a reported £30 million from Ajax this summer.An additional income of £15 million will cover half of the transfer fees for Tagliafico
If Chelsea qualifies for the Champions League next season, they will receive an additional income of £50 million which they are going to focus on signing Declan Rice from West Ham who reportedly will be available for £45 million from West Ham this summer.
Marina Granovskaia is looking to balance the books at Chelsea by selling players to avoid any FFP sanctions. Emerson (£20m), Jorginho (£40m), Batshuayi (£20m) and Barkley (£25m) are the players being considered to be given the chop once new arrivals come in. These sales if carried out as per the reported market price will give Chelsea an additional £100million to spend in the transfer window.
Said Benrahma who has recorded 17 goals and 9 assists in the Championship season for Brentford is strongly linked to the Blues if Willian fails to agree to a contract extension. He is available for a reported £20million fee, which should not be a problem for the Blues.
Due to Kepa’s poor form, this season in between the goal, Chelsea have been also linked with moves for either Andre Onana from Ajax for £30 million and a swap deal with Atletico for Jan Oblak involving Kepa and a fee of £80million is also being reported in all over the media.
Although the moves for Onana and Oblak are still rumours, if the player sales are carried out by the Blues of London efficiently there is an endless opportunity for spending and deals for either Onana or Oblak would not pose to be a financial problem for the blues.
With Chelsea being in such a strong financial position in this summer window, Will that be enough for them to challenge for titles next season?
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