Chelsea in talks to appoint new board and plan midfielder transfer
Chelsea have gone through major changes, both on and off the pitch.
Following the departure of former owner Roman Abramovich, the Blues, now owned by American billionaire Todd Boehly, have undergone major personnel changes.
Former manager Marina Granovskaia, who left shortly after Abramovich, left a major void at the club and although the Russian-Canadian’s exit sent shockwaves throughout football, it seems she is finally about to be replaced.
According to the super-agent and TakenOffside columnist Haydn Dodge, Boehly is in talks with three people to form a new board of directors.
“Granovskaia is gone now and although there is still work to be done in terms of high-level personnel, Boehly is close to putting in place a three-person board of directors,” Dodge said in an exclusive interview.
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“From what we’ve been told, the three people in discussion are Norwich City’s Stuart Webber, RB Leipzig’s Christian Vivelli and Southampton’s Joe Shields.
“All have the pedigree and know the role model to pass on young players from their time at Norwich, Leipzig and Southampton, respectfully.”
Interestingly, once talks are over, Dodge believes the player who will be at the top of the Blues’ winter wish list is Southampton’s Romeo Lavia.
“Once this change is made, one of the top players on their list to sign in January will be Southampton’s Romeo Lavia, who I believe is a superstar in the making and the future captain of Belgium,” Dodge added.
A potential move certainly makes a lot of sense. Not only are the Blues in talks to bring in the man responsible for signing Lavia from the Saints, but with N’Golo Kante nearing the end of his contract, it could be a good time for the Londoners to finally replace him. their legendary Frenchman.
Even though 18-year-old Lavia only joined Saints from Manchester City’s youth academy in the summer, he has continued to play an important role for the recently deceased Ralph Hasenhuttl and therefore already looks set for a move. very publicized.