The Daily Telegraph

Chelsea in discussion­s to buy Portuguese club


Chelsea have been holding talks over buying a club in Portugal as part of a plan to follow the multi-club model set by the Red Bull football group and Manchester City. Co-controllin­g owner Todd Boehly met Neil Bath, Chelsea’s academy manager, and super-agent Jorge Mendes in Portugal in June. Bath has been scouting the best clubs for Chelsea to send their young players to, while Mendes’s extensive links in Portugal would make him the perfect go-between.

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