The signing of Enzo Fernandez for a British-record 106.8 million pounds on deadline day brought the club's total outlay for January to more than 315 million pounds, and with eight new faces bringing the number of first-team players on the books to 33 the manager does not expect another assault on the market. Planet Sport understands that the club hierarchy considers the rebuild of Chelsea's squad complete following their 2019 transfer ban and player departures last summer, with a need to energise the club in the wake of Todd Boehly's takeover in May having been satisfied. Attention will instead now turn to trimming a bloated squad of its fringe players, a requirement that became more acute following the breakdown of Hakim Ziyech's proposed loan move to Paris St Germain on Tuesday.
A planned clear-out at Stamford Bridge could see multiple first-team players on the chopping block.
Arsenal are reportedly 'convinced' that Folarin Balogun will 'soon be worth more than £50m' as he continues to shine in Ligue 1 for Reims.