Roman Abramovich Disburses £150m For Chelsea To Sign Three Players

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has given boss Frank Lampard and transfer guru Marina Granovskaia a huge boost in their plan to launch a major summer overhaul.

The Blues owner gave the green light to a mega £150MILLION splurge on Ben Chilwell, Kai Havertz and Declan Rice.

Abramovich is happy for Chelsea to spend £50m on each of their three targets, with the rest of the money raised by sales, the Express claims.

Chelsea have already spent more than £80m this summer in signing Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech.

But now, Stamford Bridge bosses are turning their attention to bringing in even more new blood.

Leicester and England left-back Chilwell, 23, is thought to be on the brink of completing his £50m move, worth £150,000 a week over five years.

Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Havertz, 21, is another seemingly on the cusp of a move to West London.

The German star wants to move to Stamford Bridge – but there is a potential stumbling block over the fee.

Similarly to West Ham ace Declan Rice, also 21, Havertz could cost up to £90m.

That would mean the Blues may have to find an extra £80m on top of Abramovich's £150m gift to land both players.

According to reports, Havertz is the top priority out of the two.

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In order to raise the money, the Blues are likely to hold a firesale and axe Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Kepa Arrizabalaga and Emerson Palmieri this summer.

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