Remember when Peter Kenyon asserted that "it is in the best interests of Chelsea to be self-sufficient" and that "it is not prudent to run a football club on the basis of a benefactor building up a big debt-stream"? That's right, they were going to be self-sufficient from 2010.
Apparently, this is best served by them spunking £79.3 million on Brazilian midfielder Kaka (on top of the £8m they have spent on Deco and £17m on Jose Boswinga).
Chelsea made just over £190m in revenue in 2008.
I'm no mathematician, but when you've paid everyone's wages etc, there can't be nearly £100m for new signings, surely?
Self-sufficient my arse. Good job the Russian retains deep pockets....