By Dr Dan Plumley

22nd Sep, 2022 | 1:13pm

Finance guru: Chelsea in line to agree Portuguese and Scandinavian deals after Jorge Mendes talks

Chelsea likely see Portugal and Scandinavia as A1 targets as they look to buy overseas clubs and launch a multi-club empire.

That is the view of finance expert Doctor Dan Plumley, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about new Blues owner Todd Boehly’s grand takeover plan.

The American billionaire, who was previously best known for his co-ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, led a consortium to a £2.5billion of the West Londoners in May.

As quoted by Sky Sports on Wednesday (14 September), Boehly confirmed that the new owners are looking to implement a “multi-club model”.

The Daily Mail reported earlier that day that Boehly held talks with super agent Jorge Mendes in the summer about acquiring a Portuguese club.

Plumley names Scandinavia as another potential top market, as well as South America, the United States and India.

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It is a viable strategy to go for a bigger club,” the Sheffield Hallam University expert told Football Insider’s Adam Williams.

City Football Group are the model that everyone looks at. There were murmurings with Newcastle and Inter Milan and Marseille.

You look at Europe and think where the best available avenue is. Portugal is up there. There is less chance of a conflict of interest because there aren’t too many European spots for those clubs at the moment.

So, I think you’ve got Portugal and the Scandinavian leagues, which have gained a lot of traction recently. The United States and South America will always be on the agenda as well. India as well, that could be big.

So, Portugal is a viable strategy. It then comes down to how far down the road with the multi-club model you want to go.”

In other news, Chelsea backed to match Man City with new signing as £35m details emerge.