The Blues’ transfer policy has been described as “brutal” by former captain and Chelsea fan Gianluca Di Marzio.
According to the Serie A club’s president, Di Marzo, the club are “the biggest team in Italy” and have to compete with rivals for players.
“I think it is a tough policy for us,” Di Marzan told Sky Sport Italia.
I think we are the biggest team on the continent, we have to beat everybody.
They want to be the biggest, but they don’t have the money to do it.
They want to buy the best players, but we don’t.
We have to fight like we did against Juventus and Juventus, we had to fight and won the league.
“Di Marziano was referring to the Bianconeri’s pursuit of Napoli defender Nabil Bentaleb.
Benteke is now on his third spell at Stamford Bridge, but he failed to impress in the Italian capital.
Di Marzo believes Chelsea’s current transfer policy is unfair, with Chelsea now spending £60m on eight players this summer.”
I believe that Chelsea’s approach is harsh, but it is difficult to explain to players and staff why it is that they spend a lot of money on such players, while they are doing the same with other players,” Di Maszo said.
Chelsea currently sit ninth in Serie A, with just four points from their last seven games.