Chelsea manager Marina Granovskaia faces four new challenges now that the transfer season has closed.
Even though the transfer market has closed, Chelsea’s transfer supremo Marina Granovskaia isn’t ready to relax.
Chelsea may have had one of the most successful transfer windows in recent years, with the additions of Romelu Lukaku and Saul Niguez to the side. Marina Granovskaia, the transfer chief, has a lot of work ahead of her.
For the past decade, Roman Abramovich’s right-hand lady has been in charge of transfer operations at Stamford Bridge.
And the 46-year-old was instrumental in bringing Lukaku to Chelsea from Inter Milan this summer.
Granovskaia, on the other hand, will be worried about the futures of four key Chelsea players who are in the final year of their contracts.
The four defenders may be able to leave West London for free in the summer of 2022.
Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, and Thiago Silva’s futures will be Granovskaia’s main focus in the coming months.
Chelsea’s signing activity indicates that Granovskaia is fully aware of the need to bolster the club’s defensive lines.
However, the Blues were unable to sign France international Jules Kounde, however the Premier League club is anticipated to return with a bid for the Sevilla midfielder in future transfer windows.
Earlier this week, Sevilla director of football Monchi stated, “The only formal offer from Chelsea came last Wednesday.”
“We were unhappy with the offer, which was contingent on Chelsea selling a player. It was a reasonable rate, however it didn’t match our requirements. Chelsea hasn’t been in touch with us since Friday night.”
After it was discovered that Kounde’s desired move was to Stamford Bridge, Granovskaia will be reasonably confident of getting her man the second time around.
“There has been a lot of chatter regarding moves made for Jules, the majority of which the player has rejected,” Monchi added.
“Chelsea was the club he liked the look of the most.”
Chelsea’s 1-1 tie with Liverpool last weekend included all four of the soon-to-be out-of-contract defensive foursome.