Boehly’s Chelsea bid to be ‘approved’ in next 24 hours, Jorginho fee rejected by Juventus, Dembele UPDATE

Good morning Chelsea fans

The Blues’ takeover is in crisis – because of Roman Abramovich’s Portuguese passport.

The government was poised to sign off on a £4.25bn takeover by Todd Boehly’s consortium.

But the EU is holding back the approval because of objections to the deposed owner Abramovich.

It’s still likely the sale can scrape through – but the Blues are sweating it.

Ironically, the backlash comes just as the government finally seemed confident that Abramovich’s £1.6billion Blues loan would NOT go to him or his family.

That assurance paved the way for a takeover this week – until the stumbling block over Abramovich’s passport was sanctioned.

Stamford Bridge manager Thomas Tuchel is keen to clear a deal – after admitting the delay is hampering his plans.

In terms of transfers, Chelsea have once again been linked with Sevilla centre-back Jules Kounde.

And Juventus remain keen on Jorginho but won’t ‘spend much’ on the Italian midfielder.

Finally, Reece James celebrated the blues’ troubled season as a success.

The England full-back said: “We’ve reached two finals and lost on penalties.

“Our goal is to win every competition we enter. we are good enough

“It was a difficult season. But we ended the season strong and qualified for the Champions League.

“Two trophies at the start of the season, of course, and also the Club World Cup.” Boehly’s Chelsea bid to be ‘approved’ in next 24 hours, Jorginho fee rejected by Juventus, Dembele UPDATE

Aila Slisco

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