What should Chelsea sign this summer?

Chelsea has in the 2024-23 season a project as important as it is necessary, as serious as it is demanding. The change in ownership and the casualties already confirmed or that could be confirmed in the coming weeks have created a scenario of changes.

The project must have movement for many reasons. Sports reasons, reasons for need, reasons for demand.

The doubts that hover over the club due to the new stage that opens without the imposing figure of Roman Abramovich should make the new owners have to make a succulent letter of introduction. The departures of important players forces to replenish the empty gaps in the squad. The ground lost in the British Isles in favor of Manchester City and Liverpool.

It's a reality. The new ownership has shown important cards so that the Blue fan does not fear because of the economic potential that the club has had in the last two decades. But the change, the simple gesture of knowing that from now on there could be another reality, another different reality, has created some other doubt.

The new owners will have to cover vital needs of the squad and, from there, generate their list of players who create illusion.

To begin with, the defense. It is the area of the pitch that will present the most changes (all of them important) for next season. The already safe and official exit of players like Rüdiger (one of the best centre backs in the world) and Christensen might not be the only ones , since others such as Azpilicueta or Marcos Alonso (both sounding strongly for FC Barcelona) could be confirmed in the coming weeks. Four players. Four footballers of which three have been important and relevant in the Thomas Tüchel scheme.

To follow, the front. Romelu Lukaku arrived at Chelsea last summer from Inter Milan being considered one of the fittest strikers in the world. However, after a gray and poor season, he is officially an Inter player again, on loan. An operation that has not fulfilled any expectations and that, although it may seem nefarious, the truth is that it has gone on loan and the Londoners remain the owners. This causes the front to be another of the strengths to be supplied in the new project. Not only is the Belgian attacker gone, but his teammate, Timo Werner, still does not offer the figures that made him shine in Germany.

Firm rumors have already sounded for these positions. For the defensive back, players like Jules Koundé or Nathan Aké seem to be clear and priority targets. In fact, it is assured that they would be close to becoming new Chelsea players. For the offensive back, three big names have sounded strongly. Raheem Sterling, according to reports, would be closed and arrive at Stamford Bridge. The others two big names who have sounded in the last week with Cristiano Ronaldo and Neyma a. The Brazilian does not seem the most viable option, but he has come out on the London stage as a protagonist looking for, Chelsea, a dream striker.

In the center of the field there are players like Kanté (yes, Kanté) who have not just renewed and their departure begins to be a threat that beats on the horizon of the team. Saúl arrived on loan last summer and is already back in Madrid, so he has created one more absence. Jorginho has been the protagonist in the market of departure rumors for about a year with Italy as a possible destination.

Chelsea must change things, they must make several quite important, vital, but also exciting modifications. The 2023-23 project for now does not seem too different in the positive and quite worrying in the negative. Not only have no new faces arrived, but important players have left or could leave.

Mind you. The possible arrivals, the most high-profile candidates to arrive, can make a difference like very few teams in the world.