So THAT’s what £323m gets you! Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali check out the club’s new additions as they watch Graham Potter’s side train after January spending spree… but there’s NO sign of £107m signing Enzo Fernandez
- Chelsea spent £323m in the January transfer window on eight different players
- Co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali watched the Blues train today
- However, there was no sign of £107m midfielder Enzo Fernandez after his move
Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali watched Graham Potter’s side train on Thursday after spending £323m on eight new additions in January.
Enzo Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiiashile, Malo Gusto, Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, Joao Felix and Noni Madueke all pitched up at Stamford Bridge last month, while the club also confirmed that Christopher Nkunku will join in the summer for £63m from RB Leipzig.
And on Thursday, Boehly and Eghbali were pictured watching the club’s new additions in action ahead of the Blues’ Premier League clash with Fulham on Friday.
Several of Chelsea’s winter purchases such as Madueke, Mudryk and Fofana were in training at Cobham.
However, there was no sign of Enzo Fernandez after he completed a record-breaking £107m move to the club on deadline day, raising doubts over whether he will be in the Blues’ squad for tomorrow’s game.
Chelsea co-owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali watched Graham Potter’s side train today
Potter was putting his side through their paces ahead of Friday’s league clash with Fulham
Boehly and Eghbali watched on after sanctioning £323m worth of signings on eight players
David Datro Fofana was involved after joining for £8m from Norwegian side Molde this month
Noni Madueke was also out on the training pitch at Cobham after joining for £26m from PSV
Sportsmail earlier reported how Potter confirmed Fernandez may have to wait to make his debut because he still hasn’t got international clearance following his move.
The Chelsea boss had said: ‘We’ll see, we’ve got to do paper work. He’s got to make sure he gets the clearance and all that, but yeah I’ve spoken to him.
‘My Spanish isn’t great so we needed a translator, again we’ll get there, but he’s an impressive young man and I’m looking forward to working with him.’
Wantaway forward Hakim Ziyech was also training, despite his move to PSG falling through at the last minute.
There was positive news for Potter and the co-owners to see though with Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Raheem Sterling and Ruben Loftus-Cheek returning from injury and in training.
And Potter confirmed they would all be fit to play some part in tomorrow’s game.
He said: ‘[They] are in the squad, not able to play 90 minutes but they are in the squad.
‘Wesley [Fofana] is training with the squad but he will step up. We’re still without the others.’
But there was no sign of £107m signing Fernandez who is still awaiting international clearance
Conor Gallagher was also in action after late interest in him didn’t materialise in a transfer
Hakim Ziyech took part in training, despite his move to PSG falling through at the last minute
Mykhailo Mudryk continued to adapt to his new club after making his debut against Liverpool
However, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Christian Pulisic, Armando Broja and Denis Zakaria remain sidelined.
Potter also joked that it was a ‘calm’ deadline day for him – despite the club being in manic talks to complete the Fernandez deal.
‘Calm! I am the head coach so I don’t get too involved with deadline day. I was preparing for Fulham,’ he said.
Potter added: ‘I’ve been involved too long to know that you can’t control everything – and from my perspective I couldn’t do anything to change things.
‘I found out when it was done, and obviously I’m very very pleased because we’ve got a fantastic player and we’re looking forward to working with him.’
There was further positive news as Ben Chilwell trained to step up his recovery from injury
Reece James was also in action for the Blues in another huge boost for Potter’s squad
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