Chelsea are on track to potentially lose both Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek to respective Serie A clubs in the summer.
First off, as per Sport Witness, Juventus are really ramping up their pursuit of Chelsea’s number five by reaching out to his agent directly as the Old Lady now views the regista as their ‘plan A‘ this summer.
Then comes the Loftus-Cheek news and the Blues‘ man of the match from the weekend is continued to be linked to Maurizio Sarri and Lazio.
Todd Boehly has outlined his ‘customer relationships‘ plan that could give him the overall advantage over Jim Ratcliffe to become Roman Abramovich’s successor at Chelsea.
Chelsea supporters are unsurprisingly growing ever-tired of this draining process which has recently taken its toll on the pitch with all the uncertainty potentially putting into jeopardy the Blues‘ top four pursuit with dropped points against Man United and Everton allowing Arsenal and Tottenham back into the conversation.
Whether they can continue limping over the line remains to be seen but you cannot fault the fans for now wanting the season to hurry up to a close to allow the new owners to bring some stability during the summer months with what has been described by many by one of the biggest transfer windows for the club in recent history with various issues to sort out in many positions.
As well as backing Thomas Tuchel and his players by offering new deals to current stars such as Mason Mount and Reece James, Boehly’s key focus, as well as stadium renovation plans, will be aimed at trying to improve fan engagement in the long run and he has outlined these plans with his ‘customer relationships‘ admission made at a recent 2022 Milken Institute Global Conference where he actually namechecked the Blues in his answer.
NFTs and tokenisation are fairly new concepts in the footballing remit and it seems Boehly himself wants to maximise this potential when, if he is to complete his takeover of a club that Ratcliffe himself believes, should be run by British owners only.
“You’re just characterizing it as ‘tokenization‘ because it’s digital. But the reality is… if you want to buy stock in the Green Bay Packers, that to me is ‘tokenization‘. You have no rights, you have no control, but you can say you have an ‘interest‘ in the Packers,” Boehly said, using the NFL giants as an example in his explanation via SBNation.
Todd Boehly’s main competitor to become Roman Abramovich’s successor, Jim Ratcliffe, aims to convince the Russian oligarch to agree upon a deal with him and snub the American consortium by promising one thing in particular.
The movie Mission Impossible probably sums up just how much the current Nice owner has to do if he was to eventually win the process of becoming the new king of Stamford Bridge.
His late and unexpected bid which went in without the Raine Group knowing had the potential to prolong this process more but the club’s decision to hold exclusive talks with the part-LA Dodgers owner Boehly indicated that the end is near.
Despite all the odds being stacked against Boehly’s new main competitor having fended off the challenges of the consortiums run by Stephen Pagliuca and Sir Martin Broughton, the well known Man United fan is seemingly still trying to do all he can to complete an unexpected deal for the current European and World Champions.
Just like all the others in the process, as per GOAL’s Nizaar Kinsella, Ratcliffe is aiming to meet various supporter groups this week in the form of the Chelsea Supporters Trust and Chelsea Pitch Owners to try and get their support and approval of his own takeover plans.
The CST have already revealed these initial talks: “While the CST has had initial talks with Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his team, no further meeting is yet in the diary.”