The new era of Chelsea Football Club appears to be in full swing.
Todd Boehly has already sanctioned two major summer signings for the Blues. Chelsea have signed Raheem Sterling from Premier League rivals Manchester City.
This was followed by the west Londoners agreeing a deal with Napoli for Serie A star, Kalidou Koulibaly.
Chelsea do not appear to be done there, either, with another centre-back or two potentially on their way to Stamford Bridge before the window slams shut next month.
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Now, with Boehly having been at the club for over a month, the Telegraph have provided an insight into how Chelsea’s operations have already moved on from the Roman Abramovich era.
They report that Chelsea’s new owners are overhauling the club’s bonus and contract structures in a bid to start rebalancing the wage bill and keep motivation levels high as Boehly attempts to add Presnel Kimpembe and Jules Kounde to his summer signings.
It is added that Chelsea’s new signings and transfer targets are being offered heavily incentivised contracts, which include bonuses for Champions League group qualification and 60 per cent of games played across a season. That is a departure from the old bonus scheme that was used during the Roman Abramovich regime, when players were only rewarded for winning trophies.
Boehly’s changes can also be seen in the fact that 31-year-old Kalidou Koulibaly was handed a four-year deal, when players of that age used to be offered rolling 12 or 18-month contracts under Abramovich:
Chelsea depart from Roman Abramovich model with new contract and bonus structure @Matt_Law_DT #CFC https://t.co/bi5C5KZqRX
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) July 18, 2022
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