Roman Abramovich is personally funding £100 million-worth of Chelsea transfer spending.
The Russian billionaire is behind Chelsea’s bid to sign Fernando Torres from Liverpool and is taking a much bigger role in the Blues’ other transfer targets.
Liverpool insiders believe the projected deal will go through before Monday’s transfer deadline.
Abramovich does not want to burden the club with unnecessary debt.
But he will provide the funds to rebuild the ageing squad and alter plans to streamline Chelsea’s spending and ensure they make severe cutbacks.