The £50m unreasonable deal Chelsea nearly made

Chelsea new owners have been ridiculed for their transfer approach this summer.

The Blues spent a record £270m in one window, but the Chelsea team still look far from strengthened.

Without having a sporting director, Todd Boehly has been ridiculed for having a scattergun approach to the season in terms of transfers.

According to reports, Chelsea attempted to sign Southampton defensive midfielder Romeo Lavia with a £50m bid on deadline day.

The Saints had just signed up the Manchester City academy product from Manchester City for £12m plus add-ons, and Pep Guardiola’s side have a buy back option for £40m.

Chelsea offered a shocking £50m to Southampton for 18-year-old Lavia on transfer deadline, but Southampton instantly rejected the bid.

Chelsea’s desperation to sign a new midfielder saw Chelsea move all over the place to make a deal possible.

The Blue ended up signing Denis Zakaria from Juventus on deadline day.