Todd Boehly to buy foreign teams ‘like Man City’ as part of Chelsea plans

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly and his board of directors might well imitate their Premier League rivals Manchester City by buying feeder clubs to develop young talent elsewhere.

Boehly and his board of directors are considering the change in structure at Stamford Bridge – and that could start by buying stakes in continental clubs.

The move might lead to the club cutting back on their extensive loan program which has seen 23 players leave on temporary deals for the 2022/23 season alone.

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The Sun report that Chelsea 'see an opportunity to improve' by extending scouting and development across Europe and eventually wider.

That could give the club to chance to handpick the best talent and bring them into the first-team squad under Graham Potter, who has a contract until 2027.

City's owners, City Football Group Limited, have stakes in New York City FC, Melbourne City FC, Montevideo City Torque, Troyes AC, Lommel S.K, Mumbai City FC, Girona FC, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Yokohama F. Marinos and Palermo F.C.

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Potter is said to be assisting in the changes of the structure, with the club also linked to former Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards.

Boehly reportedly wants to improve the global brand of Chelsea as part of his 'long-term vision' as well as brining the club more major silverware.

Chelsea sacked Champions League winning boss Thomas Tuchel earlier this month following a tricky start to the new Premier League season.

Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Boehly has previously said of his plans: "We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club. We're all in – 100 per cent – every minute of every match.

"Our vision as owners is clear: We want to make the fans proud.

"Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the club for the long-term and build on Chelsea's remarkable history of success."


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