Chelsea are moving along with the Christopher Nkunku transfer and are looking to try and accelerate the move to get the deal done in January, rather than having to wait until next summer. Chairman and co-owner Todd Boehly orchestrated a summer spend of more than £250m.
But the American tycoon is not ready to stop splashing the cash just yet as the London club hierarchy plans to back their new manager, Graham Potter. Having shifted out old board members and football decision-makers in Buck, Granovskaia, and Cech, Boehly has played an active part in implementing major reforms throughout the organisation.
Thomas Tuchel was let off earlier this campaign, and Graham Potter has since taken over the reins as first-team manager. Joe Shields is expected to join as head of recruitment from Southampton, while Christopher Vivell is ready to be appointed as the Blues’ new technical director following his departure from RB Leipzig.
It is said that after a hasty and frantic summer, Todd Boehly is planning to get a head start over their competitors for their desired targets. And that’s just what the Blues have done in their pursuit of Nkunku so far.
Reports earlier this month stated that France international had inked a pre-contract agreement with the Blues after undergoing precursory medical checks. The reports added that the Blues are set to pay more than Nkunku’s £52m release clause to win the race for his services.