Chelsea summer transfer targets 2023: The Chelsea Football Club, under the ownership of Todd Boehly, has been making waves in the footballing world with their record-breaking spending in the recent transfer window. With over £500 million spent on new signings, more than any other club in a single season, reports suggest that the spending spree could continue when the transfer window re-opens next summer.
Recently, Chelsea brought in Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, and Enzo Fernandez, contributing to a historic January transfer window in which £1.29 billion was spent by football clubs worldwide. The remainder of the season will help Chelsea, led by manager Graham Potter, determine their next steps as they aim to close the gap between themselves and the Champions League spots.
List of Chelsea summer targets 2023
Five major names have been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with a clear theme in the midfield position. Let’s take a closer look at these potential new signings for the Blues:
Moises Caicedo – 5/1 odds
The race for the Ecuadorian midfielder heated up in the final days of the January transfer window, as Caicedo announced his intention to move on social media amidst bids from Arsenal and Brighton. Chelsea is also said to be interested in the player, and Manager Potter’s personal rapport with the player from his time at Brighton could give the Blues an edge over their rivals. The only hurdle in any potential deal would be the player’s current club, which may be more willing to sell in the summer. However, the evaluation of £70 million, based on Arsenal’s late bids, has raised some eyebrows.
Declan Rice – 7/1 odds
The former Chelsea academy player was tipped to make a switch from the east to the west of London in January, but the rumors quieted down in the final weeks of the month. Although Arsenal is favored to sign the defensive midfielder at 9/4 odds, a move to Chelsea could benefit all parties. Rice would return to his boyhood club, Chelsea would secure their man, and maybe even convince Mason Mount to stay and play alongside his childhood friend.
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Neymar Jr – 8/1 odds
On the list of Chelsea summer transfer targets, the Brazilian forward is one of them. He may come as a surprise given Todd Boehly’s policy of investing in youth. While Neymar’s quality is undeniable, Chelsea would have to weigh the impact on players like Mudryk who need opportunities to play at the highest level. If Chelsea were to approach Paris Saint-Germain for a potential deal, it is still uncertain how the French club would respond, given the sour note left after Hakim Ziyech’s failed deadline day loan.
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Jude Bellingham – 16/1 odds
The highly sought-after English midfielder has suitors across Europe, including Chelsea. Blues fans will get a firsthand look at the player when Chelsea faces Borussia Dortmund in the upcoming Champions League Round-of-16 tie. Whether or not this match will force Chelsea to join the chase for the player alongside Real Madrid and Liverpool remains to be seen.
James Maddison – 25/1 odds
Finally, Chelsea has been tipped to make a move for Leicester City’s Maddison, who has been making a name for himself at his current club. The 26-year-old has been instrumental in Leicester’s form, with eight goals and four assists in 15 Premier League appearances this season. Maddison’s top-flight experience and creative threat are exactly what Chelsea has been lacking in recent months, and if a deal goes through, it could be one of the biggest steals in recent memory.
Chelsea summer transfer targets window is set to be one of the most exciting in recent memory, with a number of top talents linked to the club. With the co-owners history of record-breaking spending, fans can expect more big signings as Chelsea aims to close the gap to the Champions League spots. So, don’t forget to follow Chelsea FC Players to update more interesting news!