Chelsea owner Boehly ‘very interested’ in buying second European side – has spoke to club president

Chelsea mocked by rivals Credit: Alamy
Chelsea mocked by rivals Credit: Alamy

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has held talks with Strasbourg president Marc Keller and is ‘very interested’ in purchasing the French club.

A consortium led by the American billionaire bought the Blues from Roman Abramovich last year.

He has splashed the cash, to say the least, since acquiring the Premier League club.

In his first transfer window, Boehly backed Thomas Tuchel with £250million worth of new players, only to sack the German in September.

Tuchel’s replacement, Graham Potter, was given a huge budget in the winter transfer window, in which Chelsea spent around £300m.

Boehly’s mad spending looks far from done with France international forward Chrisopher Nkunku reportedly set to join from RB Leipzig at the end of the season.

And it is not just new players the American has his eyes on, according to L’Equipe.

The French newspaper (as relayed by Get Football News France) claim that Boehly is ‘very interested’ in acquiring Ligue 1 side Strasbourg.

Boehly and his financial partners apparently had a meal with Keller, who has owned the French club since 2012.

It is said that Strasbourg are ‘financially stable’ with Boehly’s consortium looking to grow the Alsatian club by loaning Chelsea players out to them. Do we have a new Vitesse on our hands here?

Boehly and co. are also keen on purchasing a German side, the report adds.

The 49-year-old owns 20 per cent of the Los Angeles Dodgers and is also a part owner of the Los Angeles Sparks.

He also owns 27 per cent of the Los Angeles Lakers alongside business partner Mark Walter.

While Boehly has his fingers in a lot of pies, he seems to be very focused on Chelsea.

Blues head coach Potter is under a lot of pressure having led his side to only two wins in their last 14 Premier League matches.

Despite this, it is believed that Boehly feels Potter is the right man to lead the club’s rebuild and will not look to replace him even if Chelsea miss out on Champions League qualification.

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