Thursday, March 23, 2017

Gourlay to keep Chelsea cheque book open

Ron Gourlay says Chelsea’s spending spree is not over yet, despite already spending over 60 million pounds in the off season.

UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea have already brought in Marko Marin, Eden Hazard and Oscar, but are still looking to replace striker Didier Drogba, who left the club at the end of last season.

It is rumoured manager Roberto Di Matteo views either Radamel Falcao or Edinson Cavani as the ideal replacement for Ivory Coast international Drogba, who scored the winning penalty in the Champions League final last season.

Both names are sure to be accompanied by a hefty price tag – but chief executive Gourlay is adamant owner Roman Abramovich will do whatever is necessary to ensure the west London club remain one of Europe’s best teams.

“If the right players become available at the right time we will sign them,” he told the Daily Mail.

“We’ve done that and we are still continuing to look at one or two positions and we will see how that develops over the next couple of weeks.”

Gourlay also hinted the club are hopeful of bringing the English Premier League title back to Stamford Bridge, after Di Matteo strung together an impressive set of results at the end of last season.

“While we ended with a very strong season, it was clear that there were some areas where we did have to strengthen, so we knew we were always going to have to do that.”

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