Chelsea would no longer be a ‘big player’ in the transfer market if current owner Roman Abramovich did not sell the club.
According to Sky Sports journalist Kaveh Solhekol, the Blues will stay behind in the transfer window until there is a takeover at Stamford Bridge.
Solhekol explains that the 55-year-old businessman will not be pumping additional money into the club so Chelsea may be forced to “live within their means” until ownership changes hands.
The short-term future without a new owner/owner will lead to silence on the transfer front.
Abramovich, who announced his intention to sell Chelsea on Wednesday, is now getting to work trying to find a buyer.
Several different potential investors are now linked.
For example, Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is named as a potential candidate to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.
Hansjorg Wyss and Todd Boehly are linked by a joint takeover. Chelsea fan Loutfy Mansour is also said to have his own interest.
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Chelsea loan stars could be even more crucial
Certainly there are a number of players on loan this season who can add something to the current Blues squad.
While there are financial restrictions placed on the Blues, they still have a talent pool they can draw from.
Chelsea striker Armando Broja, who is rocking this season with Southampton, is good enough to challenge for a striker job at Bridge.
Elsewhere, midfielders such as Conor Gallagher and Billy Gilmour should come to Thomas Tuchel’s mind.
It could also open a door for someone like 18-year-old defender Levi Colwill, who is impressing with Huddersfield Town in the Championship on loan.
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