Chelsea players want to gauge new ownership’s ambitions before signing new deals

Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates his goal against Arsenal
Romelu Lukaku of Chelsea celebrates his goal against Arsenal

The United Kingdom government recently approved the £4.25 billion takeover of Chelsea Football Club and the Blues are now preparing to tie down their key players to long term contracts under new ownership.

According to a report from the Times, the players whose contracts will expire soon are looking to find out about the plants of the hierarchy before committing their long term features to the club.

A consortium led by Todd Boelhy has bought the London club and they have received the green light from the Premier League as well.

It will be interesting to see whether the new ownership can convince the key players to stay at the Premier League club for the long run now.

Players like Thiago Silva, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kante are all out of contract in 2023 and the Blues must look to hand them extensions this summer.

Furthermore, the likes of Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Mateo Kovacic will be free agents in the summer of 2024.

All of the aforementioned players have done exceedingly well for the Blues over the last few seasons and Thomas Tuchel will be desperate to keep them at Stamford Bridge for as long as possible.

The Londoners are already losing the likes of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen this summer and they cannot afford to lose any more key players in the near future.

The Blues will be hoping to challenge for the Premier League title and the Champions League under the new ownership and they must hold on to their best players in order for that to happen.

The new owners will have to show ambition in the transfer market in order to convince the players that Chelsea is the ideal platform for them to achieve their ambitions in the coming seasons.