In the scramble to make signings, Chelsea seems to be far behind.
To the dismay of Chelsea supporters, a number of players have been linked to the Blues, although no deal has been finalized as of yet.
Chelsea supporters may be perplexed as to why Marina Granovskaia was replaced as the team’s sports director by new owner Todd Boehly.
The Athletic claims that as soon as Todd Boehly became the club’s owner, he “sidelined” former Chelsea sports director Marina Granovskaia.
There had been rumors that Boehly may want to work with Marina, but once he assumed over, that didn’t happen.
For more than a decade, Marina served as Roman Abramovich’s right-hand woman, but Boehly believed the club needed to take a new turn.
Boehly created a “streamlined decision-making framework” that is more in line with the direction of the new ownership since the club needed to change course.
It was obvious that Boehly and Marina wouldn’t get along because of their divergent opinions on Romelu Lukaku.
Boehly and Thomas Tuchel are reportedly in close communication right now over the club’s summer transfer targets.
According to reports, Tuchel is more engaged in the club’s affairs than almost any other manager was during Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as owner.
Due to the penalties and ownership change, the club had already lagged in the transfer market, which contributed to the delay in signings.