Chelsea are one of the biggest spenders in the world this summer and, if one or two more players come through the door, could very easily exceed a £200m spend this summer.
The Blues signed Marc Cucurella for £62m from Brighton, they spent over £50m on Raheem Sterling, around £33m on Kalidou Koulibaly, £16m on Carney Chukwuemeka and £8m on goalkeeper, Gabriel Slonina.
Elsewhere, though, Chelsea look to be in the market for another central defender, with Leicester City’s Wesley Fofana their main target at present.
However, Leicester, understandably, do not want to let Fofana go for cheap. But Chelsea probably did not expect the Foxes to be demanding €95m for the young stopper, which would be a world record fee for a defender.
Now, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has been speaking about the scary fees being spent in the market in the modern day.
He said: “I have almost a feeling that every two or three years, we think it’s crazy. It’s a huge economical wheel, and it’s become entertainment. This is a very, very popular sport.
“Unfortunately, I have to say it is a bit scary that you get used to these numbers. They become normal numbers, and that’s a bit scary because these are not normal numbers.
“At the moment, there is a value for these kinds of purchases and transfers that the big clubs do, and we are a part of it and want to strengthen our squad. Not everything is 100% reasonable in this.”