Chelsea: Todd Boehly 'will still spend' at Stamford Bridge

Incoming Chelsea owner Todd Boehly (centre) watches on

Chelsea will not be able to splash the cash they previously did under Roman Abramovich’s rule as incoming owner Todd Boehly will have to ensure Financial Fair Play rules are not broken at Stamford Bridge, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.

Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale in March, soon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and it appears his reign will officially come to an end in the coming weeks.

What’s the latest news involving Boehly’s takeover?

Chelsea confirmed last week that an agreement is in place for a consortium led by Boehly to take the club off Abramovich’s hands.

The club statement revealed the deal, worth a total of £4.25billion, is expected to go through later this month.

According to Forbes, Boehly is worth a staggering £3.6billion and he is a co-owner of Major League Baseball franchise LA Dodgers as well as being a minority shareholder in NBA giants Los Angeles Lakers.

Boehly has reportedly instructed Chelsea to kick-start their transfer plans as soon as his takeover is cleared due to seeing the summer window as an immediate priority.

He is also expected to give head coach Thomas Tuchel his full backing, while Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia are set to remain as the Blues’ chairman and a behind-the-scenes director respectively.

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What has Dean Jones said about Boehly?

Jones believes Chelsea will not be able to splash the cash in the same way they could under Abramovich when Boehly’s takeover is rubber-stamped.

The transfer insider is confident that the west Londoners will still be active in the upcoming window, but FFP guidelines could hold the Blues back.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “No-one can live up to what Abramovich did. That level of spending is gone.

“They will have to be more cautious this time, with FFP. Chelsea won’t get away with things that they did at the beginning of the Abramovich era.

“They will still spend, but it will be in line with how other clubs are allowed to spend too.”

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How have Chelsea been performing on the pitch?

Chelsea are currently third in the Premier League standings, but they have yet to ensure that they will finish in the Champions League qualification spots heading into the final week of the season.

Boehly was in the Stamford Bridge stands at the weekend, but a late Wolverhampton Wanderers comeback resulted in Tuchel’s charges being made to settle for a 2-2 draw.

The Blues will be looking to enter a new era on a high point by finishing the season with a victory next weekend.

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