Chelsea have experienced a mixed season this year, and have seen themselves drop down the league table, and look set to miss out on champions league football next season.
This has caused owner Roman Abramovich to start planning a summer of spending, according to the latest report from The Telegraph’s Matt Law.
Law states that the blues will prioritise adding attacking talent to their squad this summer, and although they will lack the champions league money – Abramovich plans to sell some of their talent currently on loan at other clubs, in order to fund his spending spree.
Chelsea are of course focusing on a stadium rebuild set to cost close to £2 billion. But sources close to Abramovich insist that the Russian billionaire remains committed to ensuring that Chelsea remain successful and competitive, despite being some way off the likes of the financial power that Manchester City have, for example.
With doubts over who will be head coach at Chelsea this summer, this seems to be irrelevant to the plans of the clubs owner, who is keen to oust some talent from the ranks.
Danny Drinkwater, Pedro and David Luiz could be three squad members who the blues may listen to offers for this summer, with interest being shown by West Ham for the aforementioned Drinkwater.
There is also the wealth of talent on loan at other clubs, with the likes of Lucas Piazon, Kurt Zouma, Kenedy and Michy Batshuayi all with unknown futures, and will be seeking answers when they return to the club this summer.
With that in mind, Abramovich and his advisers are considering pursuing Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, should the red devils be unable to convince him to stay.
The 22-year old French international has an uncertain future at Old Trafford and is also being tracked by Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus.
Manager Jose Mourinho is keen to keep Martial, and will certainly want to avoid him staying in the league. However, mixed reports say that the former Monaco man would be interested in moving on this summer, after various frustrations and lack of game time in Manchester.
Chelsea have no intentions to sell either Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Tammy Abraham this summer, with both players due for talks with the club in the next month or so to decide their immediate futures.