Chelsea owners ‘determined to lower the wage bill’ but it could come at another cost

Chelsea’s new owners have come in with plans that have taken the football world by storm. But in reality, these are simple little tweaks and ideas that we have seen before, just not on this scale.

The club have been signing new players for big fees but in order to stay on the right side of FFP, they amortise the fee over long contract lengths, meaning that in terms of value of transfer fee, that gets spread across 7 or 8 years of the contract length.

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It’s smart, but other clubs have done it previously. Chelsea are just doing now on a larger scale.

But it could have some downsides too, like losing Mason Mount in the summer. According to The Athletic, should nothing be agreed upon in the summer, Chelsea will look to sell Mason Mount because he will have just 12 months left on his current deal.

One of the apparent reasons Mount hasn’t accepted a new contract yet is due to the length. Chelsea’s new owners are determined to lower the wage bill and want players to agree to incentivised contracts, where their salary increases if they achieve certain targets like qualifying for the Champions League.

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