Chelsea chief Gourlay: Abramovich hands on for summer market

Chelsea chief Ron Gourlay says club owner Roman Abramovich will be hands-on during the summer market.

Chelsea chief Ron Gourlay says club owner Roman Abramovich will be hands-on during the summer market.

The club's billionaire owner Abramovich is ready to fund any rebuilding and Gourlay admitted the Russian would be interested in which players were brought in.

"We have a mature side but we also have a very experienced side," said Gourlay. "If the correct player of the quality that Chelsea requires is available in the summer, then the funds are there for us to take that opportunity.

"What happens is that manager Carlo Ancelotti will identify any player that is required for the club going forward, then we'll take it from there.

"Roman is always interested. He's very engaged with the football club, he likes to understand the decisions that we come up with and our thought process.

"Which I think is quite normal for an owner. He may not veto but he will certainly make sure that he has every right to question and ask our thought process."