Todd Boehly's meeting with French club confirmed amid rumours of a takeover
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He may have brought Chelsea just last summer, but according to various reports in France, Todd Boehly could be looking to invest in a Ligue 1 club.
As per L'Equipe, Boehly and his financial partner met with the President of RC Strasbourg, with the outlet alleging that he could be looking to either invest - or buy the club outright.
This was seemingly confirmed by an unnamed Strasbourg executive, who disclosed that a 'friendly meal' took place between all parties, but that is was a 'non event'.
Boehly is said to be interested in a full-scale takeover to add to his sporting portfolio, although its harder to establish whether Strasbourg President Marc Keller would be interested in selling.
Despite some reports to the contrary, Goal categorize the club - who currently lie 15th in Ligue 1 - as 'financially stable'.
This hasn't always been the case, however, as back in 2011, they was liquidated and dropped down to the fifth-tier of French football as a result.
Promotion back to Ligue 1 came in 2016, where they have remained ever since.
If Boehly's spending habits at Chelsea are anything to go by, then Strasbourg fans should be very excited indeed by the prospect of 49-year-old businessman's arrival.
He has spent around £460 million on players since spearheading a takeover of the West London club last summer.
Among the players signed were Raheem Sterling, Kalidou Koulibaly and Ukrainian starlet Mykhailo Mudryk. While the signings haven't quite yielded the kind of returns that Boehly might have expected so far, you certainly can't doubt his commitment to the Chelsea project.
Boehly's burgeoning interest in European football might not end with Strasbourg either, as GGFN suggest he could look to invest in a German club in the future.
One potential victim of the American's Chelsea revolution could well be England international Mason Mount - who is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge this summer.
The England star's current deal expires in the summer of 2024, and the Evening Standard reported earlier this week that Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is personally handling talks over a potential seven-year extension.
However, it is claimed that 'little progress has been made', which has brought Mount's future under further scrutiny.
The same report suggests that a number of top Premier League sides, including Liverpool, are keen to test Chelsea's resolve by making a bid for the player.
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