Chelsea news: Newcastle plan Blues raid as bidder shares ‘exciting vision’

Newcastle United are reportedly planning a major raid on Chelsea’s hugely successful academy as suitor Stephen Pagliuca has shared his “exciting vision” for the club

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Newcastle United will reportedly search Chelsea for a number of backroom staff in a bid to reshape the club following its takeover.

The Magpies were bought by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund last October and have launched a recruitment drive to position the club as one of the best in Europe. That is said to have led them to the Chelsea academy bosses as they seek to replicate the Blues’ success by producing academy players who can develop into first-team players.

It comes as Chelsea bidder Stephen Pagliuca has shared his “exciting vision” for the club should it succeed in becoming the Blues’ next owner. And Chelsea got knocked out Champions League after a brave performance at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium against real Madrid.

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Newcastle United are reportedly looking to hire the Chelsea academy bosses who made Mason Mount and Reece James first-team players


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Chelsea are eliminated from the Champions League after losing 5-4 on aggregate to Real Madrid after beating 3-2 in extra time in the second leg of the quarter-finals in Spain.

That means the Blues won’t keep the Champions League trophy they won with a 1-0 win Manchester City last May. Thomas Tuchel’s side did well at the Santiago Bernabeu as they took a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner.

But the Blues were beaten dramatically after Rodrygo equalized in the 80th minute to send the game into extra time before Karim Benzema extended his hat-trick with a header at Stamford Bridge to propel Los Blancos into the semis.

It was a night of talking points, including Chelsea dominance, VAR controversy and a mixed night for Rudiger.

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Pagliuca shares ‘exciting vision’

Chelsea contender Stephen Pagliuca has shared his “exciting vision” for the Stamford Bridge team should he prove successful in his takeover of the club.

Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale last month after invading Russia Ukraine and Pagliuca has made it into the final four bidders hoping to buy the club from the billionaire. Now he has broken his silence to lay out his blueprint for the club – promising Chelsea’s “world-class fans” they deserve a “world-class stadium”.

And Pagliuca insisted that if his bid is successful he will “support our players and managers to ensure Chelsea are the winners and title contenders they are accustomed to”.

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Newcastle planning Blues raid

newcastle would like two key figures behind the scenes at Chelsea to run their academy as they continue their restructuring after being taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund last year.

Brighton’s Dan Ashworth is set to become the club’s new sporting director and the club have reportedly now targeted Chelsea academy bosses Neil Bath and Jim Fraser in a bid to build a successful academy for the Magpies. The appointment would be a major blow to the Blues as the duo who had mentored Andreas Christensen, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Mason Mount and Reece James all became members of Chelsea’s first-team under her stewardship.

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