Report: At least two Chelsea players want to hear Boehly's plans for the future before signing new contracts

A handful of Chelsea players reportedly want to hear Todd Boehly’s plans for the future before committing to new contracts.

According to The Times, Mason Mount, Reece James, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante all are eager to see Boehly’s blueprints for the Blues and how they might affect their respective futures.

Boehly is a Blue

The Roman Abramovich era is nearly officially over, with his replacement all but confirmed as the new owner.

Boehly’s consortium has been given the green light by the UK government, the Premier League and now the Portugal authorities.

Abramovich holds a Portuguese passport, hence their need for authorisation.


Although Chelsea have not officially announced Boehly’s takeover, the American is seemingly already pushing forward with his project.

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This includes providing Thomas Tuchel with a major transfer war chest to help raise the squad to Manchester City and Liverpool’s level.

Winning the Premier League remains an absolute must and the feeling is this current crop hasn’t quite got the capability to do so.

But adding new players is not the only priority at the moment.

Chelsea players are keen to hear Todd Boehly’s plans

Keeping hold of those already stationed at Stamford Bridge has serious weight as well.

Some will be willingly cut from the crop, as a way to raise finances but also to make space in the team for higher quality.

However, there are several individuals who Tuchel will not be so keen to get rid of.

Kante and Jorginho have entered into the final 12 months of their deals, potentially leaving them in the same situation that saw Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen leave as free agents.

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James and Mount both have longer-term deals, but there is no guarantee the English pair will stay for the duration.

Manchester City apparently want to sign the latter as Kyle Walker’s eventual successor.

Hence why the duo raised through the ranks at Cobham, along with the two midfielders, would like to listen to what Boehly has to say first, instead of jumping straight to a conclusion.  

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.