‘Absolutely’: Boehly would love to sign ‘world-class’ forward who supported Chelsea as a kid – journalist

Journalist Ben Jacobs has told ‘The Done Deal Show’ that Todd Boehly wants to sign Kylian Mbappe for Chelsea.

The American was notably keen to add a marquee name to his new side this summer, with Cristiano Ronaldo seemingly being available.

Boehly was keen to bring in the Portugal legend, who made it clear that he wanted out of Old Trafford this summer.

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However, he reached resistance from Thomas Tuchel, with that disagreement being one of the reasons that the German was shown the door.

Now, it looks like a similar scenario could be on the horizon with Mbappe, who has been pictured before posing next to a Chelsea shirt as a kid.

Boehly wants Mbappe

Jacobs has claimed that Boehly will be pushing hard to bring in the Frenchman, who has been described as ‘world-class’ by Ronaldinho.

He said: “Chelsea is the really interesting one. We know Todd Boehly wants a marquee signing, and absolutely if Mbappe becomes available on the right terms, and at the right price, he’s precisely the player Todd Boehly would like. Then, we return to that interesting dynamic next summer – who has the final say over recruitment?

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“Potter likes having a dressing room that isn’t dominated by one ego, or star. There are names at Chelsea that might exert more authority, but at Stamford Bridge, none of them are what you’d call big egos.

“Chelsea definitely have peaked interest following the situation.”

While the signing would obviously be difficult and come with a lot of competition from Europe’s elite clubs, the Blues would be bringing in one of the best players in world football.

The deal may become complicated if they put pen to paper on a deal for Christopher Nkunku, with some reports claiming that could be confirmed before the World Cup this winter.

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