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Todd Boehly has outlined his plans to optimise the opportunity of owning Chelsea as the American sent a message to the Premier League.
This comes as the Boehly-Clearlake Capital consortium head into their first summer as owners of the Blues.
A deal was reached back in May to officially see the party succeed Roman Abramovich as Chelsea owner after the Russian-born former owner was sanctioned by the UK Government and European Union following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The new owners are set to make ‘bold signings’ this summer, with Thomas Tuchel expecting to be backed to rebuild his Chelsea squad.
They are believed to be ready to hand the German head coach £200 million as he looks to build a squad to challenge at the top of the Premier League.
And now, the American has outlined his blueprint for Chelsea as he sent a message to those in charge of the Premier League, telling them that they do not realise the opportunity that they have.
Speaking at the SuperReturn International private equity conference in Berlin, Boehly said: “They don’t realise how big their opportunity is. Let’s get a hold of our destiny and think about how to optimise this.”
Proceeding to discuss ‘elite football’, now part of this group with Chelsea, Boehly continued: “The asset class is getting institutionalised, Now, we are starting to realise the power of these platforms.”
The American then continued to discuss Newcastle United, who were taken over by Saudi Arabian owners and are set to invest heavily into Eddie Howe’s squad this summer.
“The big six will become the big seven with the Saudi deal for Newcastle,” Boehly said. “There is going to be an opportunity for everyone to win.”
Boehly has already made his first huge decision since coming into Chelsea, deciding to part ways with club-record signing Romelu Lukaku this summer.
Talks are officially underway as the Blues look to offload their number nine on a loan deal to Inter Milan.
Boehly held a meeting with the Serie A side on Monday, which Lukaku’s representatives sat in on as they plan a swift exit, which could be agreed by the end of the week.
The American consulted with Tuchel on the move, and the pair are in agreement that a deal to see Lukaku depart this summer is in the best interest of Chelsea.
He will be looking to dip into the market and make a statement during the Boehly-Clearlake first transfer window as he looks to take the opportunity of owning a Premier League club.