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Owner of Chelsea since last season, Todd Boehly does not intend to stop there. The American wants to establish himself in football by owning several clubs. During the conference organized by the company SALT, a few weeks ago, the businessman had declared this : “We talked about having a multi-club model. I would like to continue to develop the footprint. There are different countries where there are advantages to having a club. Red Bull are doing a good job. Manchester City have a large network of clubs.” The objective is therefore clear for Todd Boehly, it is to follow the model of the Citizens, by having an affiliation with several European clubs, in particular in order to allow young people to develop and have playing time, before possibly return to Chelsea. The American has therefore already started to create a stable of clubs. It was confirmed in discussions with the Portuguese club Portimonense, current 5th in the Liga Portugal championship. The goal is to quickly acquire this team, to make it a satellite club.
Boehly would have tried it with Lyon and Sochaux!
The businessman did not only stop at the Portuguese club, since he tried it with Sochaux, currently in Ligue 2, but also with the Brazilian club Santos. Both teams rejected the proposal made by Boehly. Chelsea are also considering the possibility of acquiring a club in Belgium, according to the London evening standard. Finally, the Blues will also make a late bid to buy Lyon this month, according to journalist Ed Aarons. Offer which did not succeed, since OL will indeed become the property of the American businessman John Textor, in the days to come.
#ChelseaThe owners made a late bid to buy Lyon this month despite Crystal Palace investor John Textor reaching a deal in June.
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) September 29, 2022
Todd Boehly would have liked to buy Lyon and Sochaux. The American businessman who has owned Chelsea since last season owned several satellite clubs in Europe. Apart from the two French clubs, Boehly would be in the process of acquiring a Portuguese club.