The Lowdown: New attackers a priority
The Blues have reportedly entered advanced talks over a move for Atletico Madrid’s Joao Felix, though it seems their spending may not stop there.
Chelsea are also being linked with exciting players such as Thuram and Mykhailo Mudryk, showing Todd Boehly isn’t going to be taking it easy, and, much like over the summer, will look to flex his financial muscles once again.
Thuram wouldn’t actually set Chelsea back too much given he’s out of contract in the summer, which could appeal to the Blues – especially if they could beat Manchester United to his signature.
The Latest: Thuram being considered
Hatchard has admitted live on Sky Sports that he received an update on Monday morning regarding Chelsea’s genuine interest in the France international.
He said: “I had a text this morning from a journalist friend of mine who says Chelsea are definitely interested, they would like to do that deal in this month.”
The Verdict: Smart business could help out Potter
On paper, signing Thruam ticks multiple boxes for Chelsea as he’s in a rich vein of form this season with 13 strikes across all competitions, is a versatile forward who can play across the frontline and would reportedly only cost £8.5m.
Therefore, instead of splashing out silly money on inflated price tags, Boehly should box smart and bring in an exciting talent who is available for a cut price fee and would be able to help Potter immediately.