Chelsea’s dream line-ups for 2022/23 have constantly changed already at this early point In the 2022 summer transfer window.
Ousmane Dembele, Raphinha, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar have been attacking options that have been reported as Chelsea targets but the former two of the quartet are seemingly Barcelona-bound. On the latter two of the four, the big money involved in the signings of these world-class talents means it is currently unlikely that the Blues are to make an official offer for either of the pair, unless agent Jorge Mendes can work his magic.
It has already been revealed that manager Thomas Tuchel will not be ‘seduced’ by Galactico-type signings as he remains adamant to stick to his guns regarding how he views the attacking rebuild following the departure of all Romelu Lukaku, with Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech also linked with Stamford Bridge exits this summer.
On top of this, Erik ten Hag’s not-for-sale verdict coupled with Christophe Galtier’s plea to keep the 30-year-old for 2022/23 really does mean the Blues have to turn elsewhere and fast with the Premier League season already on the horizon.
It’s understood that Raheem Sterling will become a Chelsea player soon after a £45million plus £10m in add-ons deal was agreed in principle with Manchester City for the transfer of the 27-year-old. The first and main parts of the medical were completed in London already over the weekend ahead of the announcement and his eventual link-up with the squad in the United States.
But who will be joining Sterling in the Chelsea attack next season? There are two Bayern Munich players, in particular, who look to be on Boehly’s radar. The American owner reportedly met with the Bavarians’ director in London to discuss deals for Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski.
On top of this, other outlets like The Independent have declared that the Blues are still in the mix to poach the Poland international as Bayern’s £42m demands have meant that Barcelona have had to stall as it stands. Although, if the serial Bundesliga goalscorer was to secure his dream move to the Camp Nou, this necessarily doesn’t mean that Chelsea will sign a striker as Tuchel.