West Ham boss David Moyes mocks Todd Boehly and Chelsea over approach to transfers saying ‘it doesn’t work’.

This time last year West Ham and Chelsea were on their way to being two of the top three spenders on transfers in world football.

Chelsea have continued their unprecedented rate of spending since and look set to take it to new levels by smashing West Ham’s British record £105m deal for Declan Rice by signing Moises Caicedo for £115m.

The Blues have of course been offloading players too – and not for peanuts.

In midfield alone since January, Jorginho, Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and N’Golo Kante have all left Chelsea.

Indeed West Ham saw a £40m bid for Conor Gallagher knocked back recently with their academy product also likely to be sold in the summer transfer window.

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West Ham boss David Moyes mocks Todd Boehly and Chelsea over approach to transfers saying ‘it doesn’t work’

Forget being An Englishman in New York, Todd Boehly is an American in London at one of the country’s leading football clubs. And with that has come much ridicule from rivals fans and pundits alike. Much of it has been unfair – some unavoidable and self-inflicted.

Boehly, once linked with a takeover at West Ham before his consortium bought Chelsea, has ushered in what is perceived as a chaotic period of recruitment.

To those on the outside it looks as those Chelsea have loaded up Football Manager, looked at the 30 highest rated players aged 23 and under across Europe and are now busy hoovering them up one by one.

Romeo Lavia and Michael Olise are rumoured to be next after Caicedo.

Meanwhile West Ham announced their first signing of the window just two days before the start of the new season.

When pressed on why he has found it so difficult to make signings, the Scot bit back with a dig at the Hammers’ London rivals.

West Ham boss Moyes mocked Boehly and Chelsea over their approach to transfers saying ‘it doesn’t work’.

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“We’ve not got loads of room to just go and buy new players,” Moyes said in his first press conference of the new season.

“You have to have a plan of where you’re going to put them.

“And I think if anything would be a sort of gauge, or anything to gauge yourself on, you need to just look at the amount of players Chelsea have bought and you it doesn’t work.

“You have to get a squad you can work with a number you can work with, players in the right positions.

“You don’t need four left wingers and one midfield player for example. You try to get a balance of a couple in each position if you can.”


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