England’s goalless draw with Scotland answered one big question for some Chelsea fans.
After spending big last summer, the Blues have been tipped to do so once again ahead of the 2021/22 season as Thomas Tuchel looks to build upon the Champions League success.
Reports claim that Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia plans to add three new faces, as a minimum, to Tuchel’s first-team squad this summer, with a right-sided defender, a central midfielder and a striker on their radar.
Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland are believed to be Tuchel’s top targets to strengthen the right wing-back and striker roles.
And the central midfield role has apparently been earmarked for West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
But in order to bring Rice back to Stamford Bridge, the Blues would have to spend big as West Ham owner David Sulivan has already made it clear that he won’t accept less than £100m.
With that said, Granovskaia may not need to make a bid for Rice.
Judging by the reaction from some Chelsea fans on Twitter, they think Billy Gilmour proved against England that he is more than capable of stepping up next season.
Take a look at what’s been said…
The summer window is officially open and now the Blues can look to build on European glory and bolster the squad to push for Premier League supremacy.
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@DanielJ15667369 said: “After watching that performance last night I’d rather Gilmour over rice any day. Chelsea need to keep hold of that lad!”
@CFCLefty said: “Stop buying Rice from local shop when we have Gilmour at home.”
@CFCCollective said: “Who needs Rice with Billy Gilmour waiting in the wings?”