Todd Boehly ‘REVAMPS Chelsea’s £200m transfer policy to hand control to Thomas Tuchel’ – like Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp – and he could DITCH Romelu Lukaku and move for Ousmane Dembele and Matthijs de Ligt
- Chelsea worked with Thomas Tuchel last summer on mutually beneficial targets
- But reports claim Blues will follow Man City and Liverpool in giving boss power
- That could be a boost for Romelu Lukaku who wants to return to Inter Milan
- Ousmane Dembele and Mathhijs de Ligt are reported targets for the Blues
New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has reportedly shifted the club’s policy with regards to transfers by handing boss Thomas Tuchel the reins on matters in the window.
Policy before their new owner’s arrival had seen the club work with Tuchel and his predecessors to identify and chase players that suited both the manager and those above him.
Moreover, it was the club who had the loudest voice when it came to outgoings. However, The Telegraph report German boss Tuchel will now have the greater influence on incomings and outgoings, starting from this summer.
Thomas Tuchel will reportedly be handed the reins to direct Chelsea’s transfer business this summer
Todd Boehly has shifted the club’s policy by handing Tuchel the loudest voice on business
The report adds Tuchel will continue to work in tandem with sporting director Marina Granovskaia and technical and performance advisor Petr Cech, but only now they will also be focused on delivering on the players he recommends.
The system introduced by Boehly – who is set to hand Tuchel a £200million transfer budget to strengthen his squad – aligns itself with those of the two teams who finished ahead of the Blues in the Premier League last season in Manchester City and Liverpool.
Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp have had the most say on decisions in transfer windows at their respective clubs for a long time.
It mirrors the power Jurgen Klopp (L) and Pep Guardiola (R) have at Liverpool and Man City
The former was instrumental in Man City parting ways with respected club servants Joe Hart and Yaya Toure, while Tuchel’s compatriot sold Christian Benteke just a year after Liverpool had spent £32.5m on the Belgium striker.
And there could be such huge decisions for Tuchel to make this summer, with reports claiming Boehly will speak with Tuchel on either Wednesday or Thursday of this week to verify Romelu Lukaku’s temporary departure from Stamford Bridge.
Sportsmail understands Lukaku is open to taking a pay cut of £3m a year to help seal a return to last season’s runners-up in Serie A, following a dismal first season back in the Premier League after his £97.5m move from Inter.
It could prove to be good news for Romelu Lukaku, who wants a return to Inter Milan