Todd Boehly makes crucial $305m Chelsea transfer decision to make Mauricio Pochettino stance clear


Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have already hinted at their plans in the January transfer window. Chelsea spent over £400million last summer in overhauling Mauricio Pochettino's squad, taking their overall spending since purchasing the club above £1billion.

Moises Caicedo arrived for a British-record fee from Brighton & Hove Albion while Christopher Nkunku, Romeo Lavia, Cole Palmer and Nicolas Jackson all signed. So far, the investment made by the club hierarchy hasn't provided the results on the field, calling for a change in strategy.

Recently, former Chelsea defender Frank Leboeuf slammed the American billionaire of ruining the club after their disappointing start to the season. "It's unbelievable what the club has become just two years on from their Champions League win. I'm disgusted with it," he told CasinosEnLigne.

"I have nothing against Todd Boehly, but they need to change things quickly or else they'll kill the club. I'd say the people in charge of recruitment are the most to blame. It's ok to sign young players to long contracts if they're committed, but the board has forgotten to balance the team."

Despite the criticism, Boehly isn't expected to cool down on his spending. That's according to Bloomberg, who suggest that sources close to the ownership have indicated that more money could be borrowed to continue the investment in the playing squad.

It's understood that Boehly and Clearlake are considering borrowing as much as £250million ($305million) as part of their investment in the transfer market. The report claims that the club already has loans worth £800million in place and Bank of America Corp. are advising the ownership of their next steps.

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The update comes after it emerged that Chelsea had raised £500million from Ares Management in a bid to fulfil their Stamford Bridge redevelopment. It also comes following question marks over Pochettino's position at the club.

Should more money be put forward to the Argentine, it would become clearer that Boehly's stance is to stick with the head coach. Only time will tell how much Boehly is willing to spend on new players after digging into his pocket already.

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