Todd Boehly may be proven right as fresh transfer windfall takes Chelsea’s total above £220m

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Chelsea are set to pocket a fresh transfer windfall as their total for the summer continues to rise.

Chelsea will bag another £7million upfront today as their transfer windfall total continues to rise.

The Blues put together a hugely inflated squad last season that left Graham Potter and Frank Lampard in tricky situations. A disastrous season followed, but Todd Boehly and the club’s chiefs seemed happy to sacrifice the campaign in order to improve the squad while they had the opportunity to do so.

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Chelsea did not want to miss the window to sign the likes of Enzo Fernandez and Myhaylo Mudryk, and so they severely overbought, leaving many players ineligible to play in the Premier League.

Since then, Mauricio Pochettino has been hired as the new boss, and the Blues have set about trimming their squad significantly, with a plethora of exits this summer. Kai Havertz (£65m), Mason Mount (£60m), Mateo Kovacic (£25m upfront), Kalidou Koulibaly (£17m), Christian Pulisic (£17m), Edouard Mendy (£15.8m) and Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£15m upfront) have all been sold for fees, while others have left on free deals.

The exits will not stop there, either, with Romelu Lukaku and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang among those heading towards the exit foors. Meanwhile, Ethan Ampadu is set to complete his move to Leeds United today (Tuesday), landing Chelsea a further £7million upfront, while Nizaar Kinsella has claimed there will be a further £3million in add-ons based on performance.

That takes Chelsea’s transfer incomings up to a whopping £224.8million in upfront fees, while they have spend £96.1million on incomings if you include Christopher Nkunku, who agreed to join in advance last season. Further incomings and outgoings are very likely, but with Ampadu, that puts Chelsea’s balance this summer at a positive £128.7million.

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Of course, that comes within the context of huge spending across the last two seasons, when the Blues spent far more than they brought in. Nevertheless, it’s an important season of balancing the books for Chelsea, particularly as it relates to Financial Fair Play, and the club will still have avery good squad by the end of it all. Perhaps Boehly and the club’s chiefs weren’t so far off in their long-term vision, even if they did have to sacrifice a season and qualification for Europe.

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