The new owner of Chelsea, Todd Boehly has revealed that the club has big transfer ambitions as the club looks to close the gap to Manchester City and Liverpool at the top of the Premier League.
The sale of the club was finally approved by the UK government and the Premier League earlier this week, and the last formalities should be concluded in the next few days.
That means that they can finally turn their attention to what needs toe be done in the transfer market this season, and also to resume delayed contract negotiations with those players they want to tie down to new long-term deals.
The new owners have pledged to invest £1.75 billion into the club over the next decade, but want the club to follow the example of teams like Liverpool and adopt a more strategic and data-led approach to their recruitment.
Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are now set for detailed discussions about how the gaps in the current squad can be filled.
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