Chelsea sell-by date recap: Nick Candy bid, £2bn offer, Saudi media stance


Roman Abramovich sale request hints at new Chelsea ownership verdict amid Saudi media interest

As many as 200 potential bidders have expressed interest in buying Chelsea following Roman Abramovich’s decision to sell the club, according to the Guardian. The Raine Group has been tasked with handling the sale which today marked the deadline for takeover proposals.

West London, which is in a state of uncertainty following the UK government’s decision to sanction the Russian billionaire, is courted by some of the world’s richest people, but a handful of names have made headlines more than others. A consortium led by Hansjörg Wyss, Todd Boehly and Jonathan Goldstein has reportedly submitted a bid of around £2bn.

Meanwhile, Woody Johnson, owner of the NFL’s New York Jets, the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs of MLB, British real estate mogul Nick Candy and Saudi Media are also showing interest. So Daniel Childs spoke to Soccer. from London Head writer Alan Smith live on the Carefree Chelsea show to get to the bottom of the Blues’ ongoing ownership saga.

Smith began by explaining why the cover from potential bidders has been so unusual before hinting at why Chelsea’s next owner might be lurking in the shadows.

“If you were to come to me in a few weeks and tell me the new owner of Chelsea is x-person, x-group which we haven’t heard of yet, I wouldn’t be surprised,” he said. . “The way these things tend to unfold, they unfold in secrecy. The legal issues mean you tend to only find out at the very last minute.

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