Chelsea to buy 2-3 players this summer
Chelsea chief executive Ron Gourlay is planning to make some new additions in the coming summer, followed by the club’s pre-season tour of south-east Asia.
Gourlay made this statement while attending a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand where his side is scheduled to face Singha Thailand All-Stars on July 17, ahead of their matches in Malaysia and Indonesia.
In the last 12 months, the defending European Champions have added the likes of Victor Moses, Cesar Azpilicueta, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Marko Marin and Demba Ba to their squad, but all these efforts went in vain following their debacle in the Champions League.
Still expressing his desire to further add some players to their squad, he said, “When you look at the last three or four transfer windows, we have continued to invest in the team and the philosophy of the football club is based on success on the field,” Gourlay said, according to the club’s official website. “We will continue to strength the team and I am expecting the introduction of two or three new players and hopefully they will be in place in time to be part of the team in Thailand.”
After the club’s interim manager Rafael Benitez, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo, recently expressed his disinterest to be the boss after the current campaign, who will be heading the Blues this summer is still a question mark.
Some reports from that press conference also speculated Gourlay saying his club is in the process of signing Frank Lampard under a new contract but the same was immediately denied by the club.