Good morning Chelsea fans
Todd Boehly’s takeover is officially complete.
The American takes ownership from controversial former owner Roman Abramovich, who was sanctioned by the UK government over his ties to Russian president Vladimir Putin.
Boehly said: “We are honoured to become the new custodians of Chelsea Football Club.
“We’re all in – 100% — every minute of every match. Our vision as owners is clear: we want to make the fans proud.
“Along with our commitment to developing the youth squad and acquiring the best talent, our plan of action is to invest in the Club for the long-term and build on Chelsea’s remarkable history of success.
“I personally want to thank ministers and officials in the British government, and the Premier League, for all their work in making this happen.”
The consortium also includes Hansjörg Wyss, founder of the Wyss Foundation, and Mark Walter, co-founder and CEO of Guggenheim Capital.
Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer summer transfer target Ousmane Dembele improved terms.
The winger is out of contract at Barcelona come the end of June and can join another club for free.
A number of Europe’s elite including Chelsea and Man Utd are keen on the Frenchman.
But according to Fichajes, Blues boss Thomas Tuchel has requested the club to complete the signing of Dembele.
Real Madrid have made an “official proposal” for Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gaga Slonina.
The keeper was once a target of Chelsea’s before government sanctions were put in place.
The 2004-born shot stopper has admirers at Bayern Munich too.
And finally, Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the club are in no rush over potential deals for Paulo Dybala and Romelu Lukaku.
Lukaku is being linked with a return to Inter after just one season at Chelsea.
Marotta said: “There’s no hurry on our part, we can’t rush.
“Certainly we’ve already started laying the groundwork, trying to get the jump on things.”