Chelsea: Boehly eyeing 'marquee signing' at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea owner Todd Boehly after Watford game

Chelsea‘s new owners want to make at least one marquee signing this summer, claims Daily Star journalist Paul Brown.

The west London club were taken over by a consortium led by LA Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital, and Brown says they want to bring in a big-name player in the upcoming transfer window.

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On Monday, Chelsea confirmed that the club had been bought by Boehly’s consortium following Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell up after being sanctioned by the UK government.

Following the purchase of the former European champions, Boehly said: “We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club. We’re all in – 100% – every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud.

“Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.”

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What has Brown said about Chelsea?

Brown is now expecting the club’s new owners to make one marquee signing this summer.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the Daily Star journalist said: “All the indications are that the new owners at Chelsea want to make at least one marquee signing, but the idea is they don’t want to spend a whole wad of cash on one player.

“I don’t think there will be a huge amount of cash for Chelsea to spend. Some of it will depend on who is sold first.”

Who could Chelsea’s marquee signing be?

One name that continues to come up is West Ham midfielder and former Chelsea youth player Declan Rice, with transfer insider Dean Jones recently telling GMS that the Blues have discussed bringing him in.

However, the England international’s £150m valuation is almost certain to be a problem for the Premier League club or any other outfit interested in him.

Further forward, Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has also been mentioned. According to The Athletic, the Argentine is currently under consideration.

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The above comes as no surprise, with manager Thomas Tuchel being extremely critical of his attackers last month.

“The numbers we produce from our offensive players don’t allow us to overperform and we need overperformance if we want to be nearer to the top two teams,” the German was quoted as saying by The Guardian.

If Chelsea can get either one of Rice or Martinez, it would be a great way to kick-start the Boehly era.

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