Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali are prepared to make additional transfers in the January transfer window, even though they have already spent nearly £1 billion. Their goal is to salvage a season that has been marred by disappointment, the most recent of which was a 1-0 loss to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup semi-final first-leg.
Despite the team’s most recent defeat, it’s important to stress that head coach Mauricio Pochettino’s job is not currently thought to be in jeopardy, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The club fully supports Pochettino and is willing to spend more money on transfers in an effort to infuse new life into a squad that has frequently looked weak and uninspired. Even though Pochettino had little say in the summer moves, he is hoping for a bigger role this month. If prudent, the Argentine’s advice would be valued by the club’s recruitment team.
In the coming month, Chelsea aim to secure a new striker and are also in search of a new left-back. The approach to acquiring a new forward, especially in the pursuit of Napoli’s prolific striker Victor Osimhen with a £103 million release clause, will be of particular interest.
Osimhen may be open to joining the Blues, according to sources close to him, also according to The Daily Mail. But given the high cost, this transaction is more likely to move forward in the summer, especially with Osimhen’s participation in the Africa Cup of Nations.