The four cheeky words Todd Boehly said to reporters after hour-long meeting with Barcelona chiefs last night
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was spotted in Barcelona last night, as he attended a meeting with a number of chiefs from the Catalan club.
While the topic of conversation was unclear, the two clubs have been intertwined in a number of transfers this summer.
Yesterday, it was revealed Chelsea were bullying their way into negotiations for Frenkie de Jong, with them attempting to hijack a seemingly likely move to Manchester United.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been keen to sign Spanish duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, with the ageing pair reportedly available for a cut-price fee.
Boehly was spotted arriving in Barcelona yesterday evening, with reporters on hand to pepper him with questions as he left the restaurant where the meeting took place.
But when pestered for information on what went on in the meeting, the American gave a cheeky response, simply saying: “Great meal, wonderful food.”
What Boehly told reporters after Barcelona meeting
The owner stayed tight-lipped when further questioned on if he had completed any deals for Barcelona players, with it unclear as of yet how much developed from those discussions.
The Blues have also been linked in the past to deals for Sergino Dest and Ousmane Dembele, although the Frenchman is currently not under contract with Xavi’s side, instead assessing his options before signing any deal.
It is likely the conversation would have gone awkwardly quiet if the Raphinha situation came up, with Chelsea having already agreed a fee with Leeds United for the Brazilian.
However, the player’s desire is clearly to join Barcelona, who are seemingly waiting to see if they can afford a deal.
Blues fans will be encouraged at Boehly’s proactive approach to transfers so far since taking over, with Raheem Sterling also being reported to be impressed by the American’s negotiations.
While no deals are yet to be confirmed, supporters can take encouragement from the fact that the new owner is clearly extremely interested in his new purchase.