“Two most accountable people” named at Chelsea as club get busy ‘working’ on transfers

Chelsea are busy working on transfer deals behind the scenes this week, according to the latest report from insider Ben Jacobs.

Jacobs of CBS Sports, has written his latest exclusive and extensive Chelsea FC column for Si & Dan Talk Chelsea today, and it is a bit of a transfer special speaking about a host of different names including Moises Caicedo, Lautaro Martinez, Andre Onana, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic and much more!

And as you can clock from the tweet above, Jacobs also says that Chelsea are working on a number of transfer deals behind the scenes right now, and he has explained who is leading those moves at the club.

Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali have been very much hands on in transfer deals so far, but since putting together their recruitment team in January, the reigns have been handed to the ‘experts’ if you like.

Jacobs explains that it is now new directors Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley who are ‘pulling the strings’ at the club in terms of transfers and recruitment.

Jacobs said: “It may feel like it’s been a quiet few days before the window officially opens. But often when things go silent, it means stuff is advancing behind the scenes.

“Mauricio Pochettino officially comes in on July 1. But of course, he’ll be well across the three weeks or so before he formally joins. The new Chelsea boss is very much inheriting a transfer strategy. He’ll play a big part in it, but it’s still worth pointing out that Laurence Stewart and Paul Winstanley are pulling the strings.

“Chelsea’s first window was kind of the Todd Boehly show. January was more collaborative with a recruitment team evolving. Now I sense Boehly, and to a lesser extent Behdad Eghbali, will take a step back, at least on the recruitment-strategy side. They may still be involved in any final negotiations. But Stewart and Winstanley are the two most accountable people in terms of picking targets.

“Chelsea are busy behind the scenes, there’s no doubt about it.”


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