Chelsea are miles ahead of their Premier League rivals in terms of new recruits this window and it hasn’t gone unnoticed.
After securing the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner, with others including Thiago Silva due to put pen to paper, the Blues are off to a flying start this window. Their most recent coup involved a £50million move for Leicester’s Ben Chilwell, who joins the West Londoners on a five-year deal (via Daily Express).
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Although, Chelsea are out on their own as they continue to line up targets for their lavish spending. Recently crowned champions of England Liverpool have made just one new signing, Kostas Tsimikas is currently their only senior recruit so far, joining from Olympiakos for a fee of £11.7million (via BBC Sport).
During an interview with Servus TV, Klopp said: “Due to Covid-19 you have to think five times about what you can and what you can’t do. We always have to pay attention to the financial aspect. We don’t know how much money will come in,” (via Metro).
Indeed, the financial impact of coronavirus has impacted teams across the world, including some of the most successful Premier League clubs. Frank Lampard’s side endured a two-window transfer ban though, which has helped them accumulate funds to flaunt this summer.
“Nobody knows but it seems like some other teams have a more positive outlook on the future,” Klopp continued. “If you look at Chelsea for example [laughs].
“But I am very happy with my team right now. If something transfer related will happen we have to see.”
Chelsea are also nearing the completion of their pursuit of Kai Havertz, who looks set to join the club on a potentially record breaking deal. They have also been linked to an audacious move for Lionel Messi, who has a £623 million release clause.
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