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Thomas Tuchel handed Chelsea clearout task with 42 stars expected to depart after takeover

Thomas Tuchel handed Chelsea clearout task with 42 stars expected to depart after takeover

Prospective Chelsea Football Club owners will be thrown into the deep end during their first full time in office if their bids are successful.

Todd Boehly, Sir Martin Broughton, Nick Candy, and the Ricketts family are among the bidders for the west London club.

Boehly’s partnership, which includes Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and business partner Jonathan Goldstein, has been well received by a sizable portion of the Blues supporters. 

The part-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, an American professional baseball team that has won three national championships in the last five years, has also recommended non-executive directors Daniel Finkelstein and Barbara Charone.

According to the Telegraph, Boehly’s consortium is likely to be on the final shortlist of prospective purchasers. 

This is fantastic news for Chelsea as a contract dilemma looms on the horizon.

The 46-year-old billionaire is said to be ready to conduct a quick takeover of the Blues, having demonstrated that his group has the finances to take over by April 2 – the day of Chelsea’s next Premier League match. 

As a result, if he is successful, Boehly appears to be the best option to weather the Blues’ 42-man contract crisis.

Over 40 stars at Cobham see their contracts lapse at the end of next season, including Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Billy Gilmour and Harvey Vale.

Tuchel must deal with the quartet’s futures as a priority or risk losing some vital players.

Contracts for Marcos Alonso, Ross Barkley, Michy Batshuayi, Kenedy, Baba Rahman, Matt Miazga, Danny Drinkwater, and Tiemoue Bakayoko expire in the summer of 2023.

If Boehly’s deal is successful, he might make a tidy £58.3 million by selling the eight players.

Jude Soonsup-Bell, Charlie Webster, Xavier Mbuyamba, Dion Rankine, and Leo Castledine’s contracts will also end in 2023.

Cobham prospects who sign from the under-16s to become first-year scholars in the under-18s are frequently handed a two-year scholarship contract. 

They can only sign a maximum three-year contract once they reach the age of 17 and are eligible for their first professional contract, therefore it’s always a case of teenagers not having long contracts until they reach the age of 18.

I’m sure the club would have preferred to have a few of these players signed to longer-term contracts prior to the sanctions. 

Academy players Marc Guehi, Tino Livramento, Lewis Bate, and Myles Peart-Harris all left on permanent agreements in the summer after just having a year left on their contracts and making little progress in contract negotiations.

Regardless of who succeeds Roman Abramovich as owner of Chelsea, the incoming owner will have a massive task ahead of them in determining who has and does not have a future at the club. 

And, if a buyout isn’t finalized before the end of the season, it’s becoming increasingly doubtful that the Blues will recoup their investment.


Thomas Tuchel handed Chelsea clearout task with 42 stars expected to depart after takeover

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