Todd Boehly will be told to correct Chelsea’s missed defense during his first transfer window

Todd Boehly will be told to correct Chelsea’s missed defense during his first transfer window as owner … with the club reconsidering his interest in Seville defender Jules Kounde during the season

  • The takeover of Todd Boehly at Chelsea is expected to be ratified by the end of the month
  • After that, they will have to start recruiting players
  • The new owners will make significant funds available to improve the team
  • But the consortium will be immediately informed that defense should be a priority

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly will be told that the bulk of Chelsea’s summer budget should be used to rebuild the club’s defenses.

Boehly’s takeover of Stamford Bridge is expected to be ratified by the government and the Premier League before the end of the month, at which point the new owners – including financial firm Clearlake Capital and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss – will have to start hiring players.

The new owners will make significant funds available to improve the team during the first transition period.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly will be told to renew the club’s defense this summer

Defenders Antonio Rudiger (right) and Andreas Christensen (left) should go for free

Defenders Antonio Rudiger (right) and Andreas Christensen (left) should go for free

And the US-Swiss consortium will be immediately informed that signing defense reinforcements should be a priority.

Antonio Rudiger goes to Real Madrid, while Andreas Christensen goes to Barcelona – both with free transfers.

The future of Cesar Azpilicuete and Marcos Alonso at Chelsea is also uncertain, and at least one of the two is expected to leave. Seville defender Jules Kounde is a long-term target of Chelsea and the club should reconsider their interest during the season.

The future of Cesar Azpilicuete (left) and Marcos Alonso (right) at Chelsea is also uncertain

The future of Cesar Azpilicuete (left) and Marcos Alonso (right) at Chelsea is also uncertain

The club will re-examine interest in Jules Kounde’s long-term goal during the season

The club should reconsider interest in Jules Kounde’s long-term goal during the season

Signing a contract with right-back Reece James – and midfielder Mason Mount – to extend his contract will also be a priority for Boehly.

Meanwhile, President Bruce Buck and director Marina Granovskaia are expected to continue at Chelsea under the new regime.

Sportsmail he reported last week that the couple – Roman Abramovich’s two closest allies – are expected to stay at the club if Boehly’s offer is successful.

And now the American tycoon is officially the owner of Chelsea on hold, the American Buck and the Russian Granovskaya should be offered the opportunity to stay at the club after the Abramovich era comes to an end.

Signing Reece James (right) and Mason Mount (left) to extend the contract will be a priority

Signing Reece James (right) and Mason Mount (left) to extend the contract will be a priority

President Bruce Buck (left) and director Marina Granovskaia (right) are expected to continue

President Bruce Buck (left) and director Marina Granovskaia (right) are expected to continue

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