The latest reports from England suggest Maurizio Sarri has asked the board to allocate a £200 million budget for the January transfer window.
Although a couple of weeks ago, the Blues boss has announced he won’t be making big investments in January, FIFA’s decision to hand his team a 2-year, the latest events have forced him to change his opinion.
The London-based club is under investigation for signing under-aged foreign players, which may prevent them from completing any new deals in the following four transfer windows.
Therefore, the former Napoli manager wants to seize the opportunity this winter before the ban hits and make sure the squad remains competitive for the upcoming challenges.
After strengthening the midfield department in the summer, Sarri is keen on bolstering his defensive line.
According to The Express, Juventus left-back Alex Sandro and Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj are both on Sarri’s shortlist for the January transfer window.
With Marcos Alonso, Cesar Azpilicueta, Emerson, and Davide Zappacosta all struggled to impress this season, the Italian tactician is determined to boost his flanks.
Pulisic to Chelsea 🙌🇺🇸 https://t.co/OjTq5kuF1m— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) November 17, 2018
Moreover, Borussia Dortmund starlet Christian Pulisic could also be on his way to London after Sarri labeled him as his prime objective for the next transfer session.
The 20-year-old winger has been one of the best Dortmund players in the last Bundesliga campaign but has failed to replicate the same form this year.
With the explosion of Jadon Sancho, the club from North Rhine-Westphalia could be willing to sell the United States international for a substantial compensation fee.