Chelsea owner Todd Boehly holds talks with whole squad as Raheem Sterling trains with new team-mates after £50m transfer | The Sun

TODD BOEHLY addressed the entire Chelsea squad as Raheem Sterling trained with his new team-mates on Friday.

The Blues are preparing for their first pre-season match against Club America on their US tour on Sunday.

After that, Thomas Tuchel and Co will play Charlotte and Arsenal Stateside, before heading to Italy to face Udinese.

And new owner Boehly took the chance to address his troops in person following his £4.25billion takeover.

The Stamford Bridge chairman was spotted holding a meeting with his new stars, including a new face in Sterling – who completed his £50million move from Manchester City earlier this week.

After the sit-down chat at the UCLA campus in Los Angeles, the Blues squad got down to business on the training pitch under the watchful eye of Boehly.


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And Sterling was right among the action as fans caught a glimpse of their new star.

Earlier this week, the first signing of the Boehly era said "London is my home" upon signing a five-year contract.

The England forward, 27, moved on to seek more regular starts after an Etihad bench role for much of last season.

After signing, Sterling took to Instagram to say: "So glad to be a Chelsea player right now. 

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"Honestly can't wait to get started and yeah, let's make history together."

Sterling later revealed: "First and foremost, it's a pleasure to be here.

"I've obviously achieved a lot in my career so far, but there is still so much more to achieve.

"I'm really looking forward to doing that in a Chelsea shirt under Thomas' management.

"London is my home and where it all started for me, and it's amazing I now have the opportunity to play in front of friends and family week in, week out at Stamford Bridge. 

"I'm really looking forward to meeting the fans there soon."

But first there's the small matter of pre-season across the Atlantic.

Sterling was spotted gearing up for his debut alongside new team-mates in LA on Friday.

Kepa Arrizabalaga is fighting for his future at the Blues and was seen throwing himself around during goalkeeping drills.

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Kai Havertz beamed as he was given a rub-down following the session in the gruelling West Coast sunshine, with Thiago Silva pouring water over Hakim Ziyech to help deal with the heat.

Meanwhile, the likes of Conor Gallagher and Harvey Vale were seen being put through their paces as they target a regular first-team spot in 2022-23.

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