Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to host dinner for fellow Premier League executives
It's set to take place after the latest shareholders' meeting in London
New Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly will reportedly host an informal dinner with his Premier League counterparts after the next shareholders' meeting.
The American businessman, alongside Clearlake Capital, completed the $4.25billion takeover of the Blues in late May.
Now, the 48-year-old has arranged a dinner with his counterparts, which is set to take place after the latest shareholders' meeting in London on Tuesday, according to The Athletic.
#Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly has organised an informal dinner with his Premier League counterparts after the latest shareholders' meeting on Tuesday. Not all invited can attend, but the gesture has been 'well received'.
— Absolute Chelsea (@AbsoluteChelsea) July 25, 2022
While not every member of the group is reportedly able to attend, Boehly's gesture is said to be well-received by his peers.
Boehly makes board level changes
Since his arrival in London, Boehly has overseen several changes at board level, with Bruce Buck, Marina Granovskaia and technical advisor Petr Cech all leaving the club.
He has since assumed the role of chairman and interim sporting director, and the American is leading Chelsea's transfer negotiations this summer.
The Blues signed Manchester City star Raheem Sterling and Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, but it is thought that a number of players are keen on leaving the club.
Chelsea's pre-season tour of the Staes has been far from successful. Thomas Tuchel's side secured a 2-1 victory over Club America in their first outing, but have since lost to Charlotte on penalties before being thrashed by rivals Arsenal last weekend.
Tuchel slams Chelsea players after Arsenal loss
With several first-team stars linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, Tuchel has called for the new owners to add more players to the ranks.
The German said: "The worrying part is the level of commitment, physically and mentally… it was far higher for Arsenal than us.
"[There was] a level of mental commitment that we lacked because we have a lot of players who are thinking about leaving and looking at their options."
With the return of the Premier League season less than two weeks away, Thomas Tuchel is not feeling confident.. 😬 pic.twitter.com/5RVMaZCthL
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"We come from sanctions, we come from losing top-quality players, key players, we are a club in transition, in transition of ownership, we were behind in the transfer race and we were behind in the table. So we have things to improve," he added.
"The signing of Raheem [Sterling] shows what we're capable of doing, it shows the ambition of the club and the ownership and it's good because we're all here to win and compete.
"We love to compete and we love the challenge at the very top. For that we need signings of new quality players, otherwise there's no chance."
The London club face off against Udinese in Italy on Friday in their final pre-season game before beginning their Premier League campaign at Everton.
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