Chelsea confirm definitive agreement over club sale
Chelsea Football Club have, on Saturday, put out a statement providing an update on the sale of the club.
Roman Abramovich has been owner of Chelsea since all the way back in 2003, winning countless trophies and making them the second most successful club in England during the Premier League era.
Now though, Chelsea have confirmed that a definitive agreement was entered into on Friday to sell the club to Todd Boehly.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm that a final and definitive agreement was entered into last night to sell the Club to the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Capital consortium. It is expected that the transaction will be completed on Monday. The Club will update further at that time.”
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 28, 2022
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Chelsea eyeing Kounde
With the takeover now seemingly over the line, Thomas Tuchel and co. will no doubt be desperate to get busy in the summer market.
The Blues are losing two of their best central defenders this summer in the form of Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger.
They also need some investment in central midfield and potentially a new wing-back or two.
And now, it is being reported that Chelsea hope to sign Jules Kounde in a deal similar to the one they thought would land the defender last summer.
The west Londoners offered £42m for Kounde 12 months ago and believed they had clinched an agreement but Sevilla then insisted the £67m clause in his contract was paid in full.
But now, Chelsea are hopeful that another bid in the region of £42m with the possibility of add-ons to take the total value of the deal up to £50m will be enough to land Kounde:
Chelsea hopeful of signing Sevilla defender Jules Kounde, the first of at least two centre-backs they are after
— Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) May 27, 2022
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