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Chelsea set for another big-name exit this summer

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Just hours after the Blues confirmed Bruce Buck’s departure, another key member of the boardroom is expected to follow.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia is reportedly next in line to leave the club after chairman Bruce Buck.

That’s according to The Telegraph. The report states that ‘some sources’ believe Chelsea could confirm Granovskaia’s departure before the summer transfer window closes. The club’s new co-owner, Todd Boehly, may take her role as head of transfer negotiations, as well as the chairmanship.

 Granovskaia joined the Chelsea board in 2013 and has established herself a reputation as one of the leading directors in European football.

The 47-year-old, who holds dual Russian and Canadian nationality, has spearheaded several impressive transfer deals and player transactions in this time.

Chelsea are yet to make an announcement about  Granovskaia nor state who will replace Buck after Monday’s disclosure.

The 76-year-old American will leave his role as the chairman at the end of the month. He will instead become a senior advisor as the club begin the post- Roman Abramovich era this summer.