Many are attempting to rinse Chelsea of every penny they own this summer, and it is clear to see why.
As revealed by Goal, the financial rewards for the Blues winning the Premier League title last season were eye-watering. Goal report that Antonio Conte’s side earned £150.8M from last campaign, £57.6M more than Leicester City did the season prior.
Because of this, clubs may well have been prompted Chelsea inflated price-tags, as they know that we have considerably more money than the majority.
For example, the Mirror reported that the club were unwilling to match Leonardo Bonucci’s £50M price-tag, over concerns that he would not be good value for money at 30-years-old.
On the flip-side the reliable Gianluca Di Marzio is now claiming that Juventus are asking for just £35M from Serie A counterparts AC Milan.
Either Juventus are looking to do their direct rivals a favour, or they felt as though they could squeeze an extra £15M out of Chelsea. The latter seems more likely.