Chelsea and Mauricio Pochettino face missing out on the potential signings of Victor Osimhen and Ivan Toney as a result of Todd Boehly's multi-million-pound spending.
The Blues owner has spent over £1billion on new players since taking over the football club from Roman Abramovich in 2022. Any possible breach of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations have been swerved courtesy of the long contracts offered to new players.
The influx of thousands available to players means many of the current squad at Stamford Bridge are earning close to £100,000-per-week or more. However, the wage bill paid out by Boehly and Clearlake Capital could have a huge impact on Pochettino's hopes of signing a new striker in January or next summer.
Brentford's Ivan Toney and Napoli's Victor Osimhen have both been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge. Both players will cost Chelsea £80m+, with their wages expected to surpass the £100k-per-week mark.
The Telegraph's Matt Law has claimed that the club will have to work around their wage structure when conducting any further business. «The biggest problem Chelsea have with all this, and this is what's going to be fascinating, is the wage structure,» he told the London is Blue podcast.
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“They are not going to be able to sign a top striker within their wage structure. They are not even going to be able to sign Ivan Toney in their wage structure. Ivan Toney isn’t moving to Chelsea on £100,000 a week, or £120,000 a week, or £90,000 and millions in bonuses if they win the Champions League and win the league.
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