Chelsea target scores first France goal to push price higher again

It’s hard to look too far ahead when Chelsea are in the middle of an ownership change, but once the new bosses are in, it seems likely they will by and large keep the old regime’s transfer targets.

The money will be coming from different sources, but the existing squad, staff and scouts will still be in place – for the time being at least.

So long term targets like Aurelien Tchouameni are going to still be targets, no matter who takes over. The Monaco midfielder scored his first goal for France last night as he continued to improve his standing (and asking price), and it seems likely that those in the Chelsea scouting department will be kicking themselves for not buying him last summer.

On the other hand, the continued emergence of Conor Gallagher at Crystal Palace on loan may have convinced the club that their money is better spent in other areas of the pitch.