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Wrexham eye stunning pre-season fixtures against Chelsea & Man United as part of USA pre-season tour



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Chelsea and Manchester United have been offered to play non-league side Wrexham in pre-season this summer, according to reports.

Wrexham, who are owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney, are planning for next season already and will fly out to the United States this summer for pre-season.

After completing their takeover of the Welsh club last summer, Wrexham are fighting for promotion back to League Two – currently sitting 2nd in the National League, five points off the top with two games in hand.

Now according to John Percy of the Daily Telegraph, Chelsea and Manchester United have been approached to play Wrexham this summer.

It’s claimed Phil Parkinson’s side are ‘poised to face’ Chelsea at the Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on July 19, before facing Eric ten Hag’s side a week later at the Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego.

Chelsea‘s pre-season plans currently remain unknown, however it has been previously reported that Graham Potter‘s side have been invited to be involved in a pre-season tournament out in the States.

After completing the takeover of Chelsea last May, Todd Boehly and Co will be hoping for better fortunes and planning this year after a disaster of a tour to the US last summer.

Potter detailed some of the Chelsea players’ experiences, then managed by Thomas Tuchel who also complained at the time, while out in America which saw them face Club America, Charlotte FC and Arsenal in a west to east coast tour.

On Friday, the 47-year-old admitted: “Speaking to a couple of the experienced guys, they thought it was the worst pre-season they’ve had for different reasons. That’s not to blame anybody. That happened.

“I don’t want to speak about that (the reasons). Organisationally, the tour didn’t work as well as it would like. I wasn’t there so I can’t say.”

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