Manchester City not happy with what Boehly is about to do at Chelsea

Report: Manchester City are not happy with what Todd Boehly is about to do at Chelsea

Reports have claimed that Manchester City are not happy that Chelsea are set to hire Southampton’s head of recruitment Joe Shields.

According to 90min, Shields has already agreed to make the move to Stamford Bridge, just three months after joining the Saints.

The 35-year-old went to St. Mary’s following a successful spell with City, and was quick to use his connections to strengthen Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.

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He was key in the Saints brining Romeo Lavia to the club, with him impressing greatly in his short spell so far.

He left a similar impression on Chelsea’s owners when they visited the South Coast in a losing effort earlier this season.

Chelsea angering Manchester City

With the transfer window still open, Todd Boehly launched a late move to sign the midfielder, despite him only moving clubs in the same window.

Reports claimed the American was prepared to pay around £50m for the transfer, but it was rejected and they were forced to look elsewhere for a late addition in the middle of the park.

While Lavia wasn’t available then, the transfer could be on in the near future if Shields is hired.

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90min have claimed this imminent appointment has left the Premier League champions angry, safe in the knowledge that the recruitment specialist is aware of how things work at the Etihad.

Blues fans meanwhile will just be thankful that Boehly is beginning to hire specialists in the sport, after he took up a number of roles last season following the old regime leaving.

The club are also about to hire a technical director. Christopher Vivell has been touted as the number one target, especially after he left RB Leipzig due to a difference of opinion with the Bundesliga club.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released