Report: Chelsea co-owner has publicly joked that Blues will sign two players while in Los Angeles

A member of the Chelsea ownership has reportedly joked in public that the Blues would sign football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea co-owners Behdan Eghbali and Jose Feliciano have been publicly speaking during the club’s time in Los Angeles for pre-season.

The report claims Feliciano, who is a co-founder of Clearlake Capital, has been heard with a cheeky sense of humour. This includes joking about the London club signing Ronaldo and Neymar while in LA.

Chelsea aren’t shopping in the transfer market this summer for elite names quite like the aforementioned duo, but there’s no doubting they’re serious with their investment to improve the squad.

Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly are still high-profile players that have joined the Blues so far. Jules Kounde is reportedly in line to become the third new signing under the fresh ownership, too.

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Ronaldo and Neymar

Chelsea co-owner Feliciano may have made a light-hearted comment about interest in Ronaldo and Neymar, but links to both attackers do exist this summer.

First of all, it’s been reported the Blues are no longer interested in signing Man United’s 37-year-old star Ronaldo despite holding initial talks with his agent about him.

Meanwhile, it’s been claimed Tuchel’s side could still make a late move in this window for Paris Saint-Germain’s 30-year-old forward Neymar.

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Homegrown superstars

Mason Mount and Reece James, who both came through Chelsea’s academy at Cobham, are two players in the first-team squad that could threaten to burst into the superstar category.

They’ve both been some of the best players in their respective positions during the last couple of years, especially since Tuchel arrived to help improve them.

However, their challenge now should be to find another gear to reach the very top.

It’s no surprise both are linked with new contracts at the Bridge.

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