Former Manchester United winger, Trevor Sinclair has tipped Chelsea to compete for the Premier League title next season.
According to him, Thomas Tuchel’s Blues are likely to spend big in the market this summer following the Premier League and UK government’s approval of Todd Boehly and Clearlake’s £4.25billion takeover of the club.
Reports in England say that the new owner has already set out the sum of £200million in order to get their squad in shape for a title push next term.
Asked if such a spree could put Chelsea in contention for the title, Sinclair told talkSPORT, “It could do, you’ve got to look at the ins and outs. [Armando] Broja’s back, Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour are back, Ben Chilwell was out for the season with a knee injury, Reece James missed a lot of the season
They possibly could revisit Tammy Abraham with the season he’s had for Roma, and look at the Romelu Lukaku situation because he doesn’t seem like he’s settled too well.
“But with [Cesar] Azpilicueta, [Antonio] Rudiger and [Andreas] Christensen leaving the football club, there’s a lot of business to do.
“Thomas Tuchel will need to get his ducks in a row straight away, because the summer goes quickly.
There’s not a lot of time to do business, but £200m plus the quality players coming back from loan, if they spend it wisely and recruit well, they could close that gap.”