Report: 46-year-old set to make final shortlist to buy Chelsea, as frustration among bidders starts to grow

Todd Boehly’s consortium is reportedly expected to be on the final shortlist to buy Chelsea.

According to The Telegraph, the 46-year-old’s group are set to be among the finalists that are bidding to complete a takeover.

It is understood the offer made by American businessman Boehly should be enough to make the final shortlist, but it’s been an anxious wait for potential investors since last Friday’s deadline. The report adds the time delay has made several bidders frustrated, too.

The Raine Group, who are the US bank overseeing the club’s sale, are going through the selection process to find a successor to current owner Roman Abramovich. Afterwards, the government will step in and need to approve a sale.

It was reported last week Boehly’s consortium believed they’ve made the best “all-round offer” to buy Chelsea.

With no games for the Blues during the international break, all eyes around Stamford Bridge are firmly fixed on an update on the new ownership.

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Chelsea clock ticking

Hopefully, the takeover saga is drawing closer to selecting the preferred new owners.

The worst thing that can happen is for this process to carry on for months, as there are some huge decisions that need to be made ahead of the summer.

Any new owners are going to win the fanbase over if the right preparation is in place to help manager Thomas Tuchel build on the current squad of players.

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Dom is a Chelsea supporter who has worked in online publishing for more than six years. Graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016, he now writes exclusively for The Chelsea Chronicle covering news, analysis and match coverage. He enjoys the dream position of writing about his boyhood club, which seems to be involved in more drama every single day than an episode of The Bill. Aside from his love for Chelsea, he supports and follows the England cricket team. He also fancies himself as the Sunday League version of Michael Essien.