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Todd Boehly is hoping to buy more football clubs after Chelsea (Picture: Getty Images)

After Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly declared his plans to build a multi-club model, both Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly interested in doing the same thing.

Manchester City have already built their own multi-club network with the City Football Group also owning, amongst others, New York City, Melbourne City, Mumbai City and also European sides Lommel, Girona and Troyes.

Boehly said that he intends to start buying up other clubs around the world so Chelsea can bring in talent from those areas, but also send young players out so their development can be controlled elsewhere while gaining first team experience.

‘We’re going to be continuously adding resources,’ Boehly told the Salt Conference. ‘We’ve talked about having a multi-club model. I would love to continue to build out the footprint.

‘There’s different countries where there’s advantages to having a club. Red Bull does a really good job at Leipzig and at Salzburg, both of which are playing in the Champions League, so they’ve figured out how to make that work. You have Man City that has a very big network of clubs.

‘I think the challenge that Chelsea has now, or one of them, is that when you have 18, 19, 20-year-old superstars, you can loan them out to other clubs but you put their development in someone else’s hands.

‘I think that our goal is to make sure we can show pathways for our young superstars to get on to the Chelsea pitch while getting them real game time. To me the way to do that is through another club somewhere in a really competitive league in Europe.’

The Guardian report that both Liverpool and Arsenal are exploring their opportunities to do the same, with Arsenal’s Stan Kroenke already owning MLS side Colorado Rapids.

The report states that clubs in Brazil, Belgium and Portugal have been considered, with the Chelsea owners also hoping to get a foothold in Brazil as they have had a move to buy Santos turned down.

Liverpool owners, Fenway Sports Group, own baseball side Boston Red Sox and ice hockey team Pittsburgh Penguins but are keen to add more European football clubs to their portfolio.

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