Barcelona president reveals details of meeting with Todd Boehly, and why he did what he did to Chelsea

Joan Laporta
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About a fortnight ago, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly travelled to Spain and met with Barcelona president Joan Laporta.

News went agog about Chelsea’s interest in signing up Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

However, it turned out that Boehly didn’t go for a meeting to sign players, and rather Chelsea missed out on targets to Barcelona.

Laporta has now revealed that he spoke about other things with Todd Boehly, and he insisted that he has no personal grudges with Chelsea after beating Chelsea to targets.

“We have a good relationship, and we respect our opponents,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta told CBS Sports about his dealings with Chelsea.

“Chelsea’s owner Todd Boehly is an extraordinary person.

“We have had this necessity to be active in the transfer market in order to improve our squad. And it just so happens that some of the players they wanted, we did also.

“We had a very nice dinner in Barcelona, and we talked in general about football,” Laporta added.

“He is a very successful businessman. He is involved in sport with the Lakers and Dodgers and now with Chelsea.

“He looks like a man who knows what he wants to do, and it was a very nice dinner.”