Report: Todd Boehly may have already done U-turn at Chelsea, could seriously interest their Premier League rivals

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly may reportedly have done a U-turn on the future of Reece James already.

It was previously claimed last month that Boehly, who’s part of the consortium that’s successfully taken charge of the ownership at Stamford Bridge, planned to open contract talks with Blues wing-back James once the takeover was done.

However, a fresh report this week appears to suggest the Chelsea chairman may have changed his mind.

According to the Daily Mail, the London club are still yet to reach out to James about a contract extension.

It is understood that the club feel the fact the England international still has three years left on his deal at the Bridge means there’s no urgent need to enter discussions.

The report explains the 22-year-old’s situation has alerted Premier League rivals Manchester City, who have been linked with him this summer. Real Madrid are also closely watching James’ situation now at Chelsea, too.

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Chelsea U-turn on Reece James

With this latest update suggesting there’s no imminent likelihood of a new James contract, Chelsea fans may start to get a bit worried.

His £70,000-a-week deal (Mail) definitely doesn’t match up with how important he is to Thomas Tuchel’s squad.

The attack-minded right wing-back finished the season with six goals and 10 assists in only 39 games across all competitions.

For certain, the talented academy graduate is someone the Blues fanbase are desperate to see this team built around moving forward.

Let’s hope his head isn’t turned by the big names linked to him.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.