Chelsea ready to 100 million on players this summer, Rafael Benitez
Rafael Benitez has revealed that Chelsea have plans of spending big during the upcoming summer transfer window. The Spaniard will leave the hot-seat vacant once more this summer, and with Chelsea looking to bring in a new manager the need for new faces at the London outfit is imperative, especially if that new manager will be Jose Mourinho.
The interim boss of Stamford Bridge, Rafael Benitez claims Chelsea is ready to spend as much as €100 million on players this summer. The former Liverpool manager helped Chelsea lift the Europa Cup trophy this week, understands that Chelsea will get a huge boost from their winnings.
Chelsea didn’t have the best of the starts to their season. Sadly, their performance grew worse and soon they were placed in the middle of the table. Nonetheless, the Blues made a spectacular comeback and are now placed third. Still, it is quite apparent that they have fallen behind in the pecking order to Manchester United and Manchester City.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, the Russian billionaire, is ready to tip the scales in Chelsea’s favor by handing over the new boss the key to his treasure chest.
“Chelsea will be much better next season because they will spend €100 million and they will sign three or four players,” Rafael Benitez said. “The foundation is already there. The future is bright for them.”
The young Germany star from Bayer Leverkusen Andre Schurrle is expected to join Chelsea this summer. Chelsea has also been linked with other hot transfer prospects in the market. This list includes Brazilian forward Hulk from Zenit St. Petersburg, Fabio Coentrao from Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao.
Rife rumors suggest if Jose Mourinho arrives at Chelsea, Real Madrid veteran Xabi Alonso will also hand in his transfer request and follow his boss to London. Chelsea is also interested in acquiring the services of want away Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
There are no confirmed reports about Jose Mourinho arriving at the helm, but the anticipation is growing stronger. Rafael Benitez failed to speculate about the new manager of Chelsea, although he did admit that Jose Mourinho was the frontrunner for the job.
“I don't know who the next coach will be, I am not the person who should say, but everyone speculates the same person,” Rafael Benitez said.