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Todd Boehly 'Living On A Plane' As He Meets Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel & 'Key Players' In Transfer Market

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Todd Boehly 'Living On A Plane' As He Meets Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel & 'Key Players' In Transfer Market

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is said to be ‘living life on a plane’ as he meets key players in the transfer market and head coach Thomas Tuchel this summer.

The Blues are yet to conduct any transfer business after losing Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen.

However, it looks like club-record signing Romelu Lukaku could depart after the Blues reached an agreement with Inter Milan over a loan fee.

The Belgian is set for his medical on Wednesday, with paperwork due to be signed on the same day ahead of an official announcement. 

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An initial €5 million loan fee for the club-record signing had been rejected earlier this month, with Inter returning with an improved bid.

Chelsea agreed to a €7 million loan fee, and add-ons, which will see Lukaku’s miserable return to Stamford Bridge put on hold, at least for a season.

The Blues have been linked with several attacking players to replace Lukaku this summer.

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Raheem Sterling of Manchester City has already held positive talks with Tuchel over a potential transfer as Chelsea prepare their initial bid.

Everton forward Richarlison has also been touted, while Tuchel is a big fan of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele, who could arrive on a free transfer.

According to Rob Draper of the Daily Mail, Chelsea co-owner Boehly has placed himself at the centre of the summer transfer plans.

Todd Boehly at Chelsea. (Alamy)
Todd Boehly at Chelsea. (Alamy)
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The report states that Boehly is stated to be ‘living his life on a plane’, jetting around Europe.

The American met with super agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal, with Cristiano Ronaldo discussed as Chelsea could make a shock move for the Manchester United star.

Draper continues to reveal that Boehly is meeting with ‘all key players’ in the transfer market this summer.

He met with Neil Bath, Chelsea’s academy director, in Portugal and discussed plans for the future.

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Furthermore, Boehly is said to have met head coach Tuchel in Ibiza this summer.

Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel during the match at Stamford Bridge. (Alamy)
Chelsea Manager Thomas Tuchel during the match at Stamford Bridge. (Alamy)

It is unclear as to what was discussed when the pair met, but this summer is said to be a Boehly and Tuchel operation as they look to bolster the Chelsea squad.

The pair will decide on transfer targets and pursue deals as Boehly acts as the interim sporting director following Marina Granovskaia’s departure.

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A replacement for Granovskaia is expected by the end of the year, with names circulating.

Michael Edwards, former Liverpool transfer chief, is the latest to be identified as Chelsea are set to reapproach him about the role.

But in the meantime, Tuchel and Boehly will take charge as the American dives into life as part of Chelsea this summer.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Football, Premier League

Nick Emms
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