According to reports from the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea are expected to spend big as they have access to over £40m in extra Financial Fair Play cash this summer. This means that the Blues could sign a superstar with the likes of Paul Pogba linked with the London club.
Jose Mourinho will thus be free to spend after the Blues’ £200m shirt sponsorship with Yokohama, Fernando Torres leaving the club and Eden Hazard signing a new contract. Matt Law writes in his column for the Telegrpah that £40m may be a huge figure but it is extremely significant in terms of FFP costs.
This could enable Chelsea to sign Manchester United target Paul Pogba under UEFA regulations. Torres’ loan move to AC Milan and then finally to Atletico Madrid has saved Chelsea massive money while they have also handed Eden Hazard a new contract despite incresibg his wages to £200,000-a-week.
As the report suggests, “There is no doubt Chelsea have the freedom to spend big money this summer. Unlike the last two years, Jose Mourinho does not have to rely heavily of significant player sales to fund incoming transfers and meet FFP rules.”