Premier League

Who the Blues are looking to sign this summer

Nicolas Jackson

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly loves splashing his cash on players, and he doesn’t mind appointing a manager or two either.

Enzo Maresca has become Chelsea’s fourth manager of the BlueCo era following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino, and the Italian’s five-year contract suggests the Blues are ready to dig in for the long haul with the former Leicester boss, who guided the Foxes to the Championship title last season.

Chelsea have emerged as transfer window protagonists since Boehly’s arrival in 2022, and that tag isn’t expected to disappear this summer with Maresca’s new regime set to come under heavy scrutiny.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Blues’ summer window plans.

Nicolas Jackson

Nicolas Jackson enjoyed a promising debut season / Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/GettyImages

Nicolas Jackson undoubtedly showed promise in year one having signed from Villarreal last summer, but Chelsea are set to re-enter the striker market with Jackson potentially shifting out wide.

The Blues are poised to spend big to acquire their long-term #9, and Maresca will hope Christopher Nkunku enjoys an injury-free campaign. The former RB Leipzig star is well-suited to a false nine function.

Chelsea have also bought their fair share of centre-backs since Boehly came to town, but the departure of veteran Thiago Silva leaves a gaping void. A replacement will be signed this summer, and the Blues may well have already got their man.

There could be a reshuffle at full-back with Ben Chilwell continuing to be hindered by knee issues, and while many suspected that a move could be made between the sticks, Maresca is believed to be an admirer of Robert Sanchez.

Tosin Adarabioyo

Tosin Adarabioyo is set to move across west London / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Chelsea are poised to make Fulham centre-back Tosin Adarabioyo their first signing of the Maresca era. The west Londoners swooped under the noses of several Premier League rivals to bring in the towering defender on a free transfer.

A myriad of options are being considered up top, with Chelsea boasting similar targets to the likes of the striker-needy Arsenal and Manchester United. Benjamin Sesko is on the club’s radar, but the Gunners are said to be leading the race for the 21-year-old.

The Blues are long-standing admirers of Evan Ferguson, but the Irishman’s goal-shy 2023/24 campaign may put off any potential suitors this summer. Chelsea have already distanced themselves from moves for Viktor Gyokeres, Ivan Toney, and Victor Osimhen.

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