Report: American worth £5bn gets involved in Chelsea takeover, bids wanted before end of the week
Cash-rich duo Hansjorg Wyss and Todd Boehly are reportedly preparing an offer to buy Chelsea.
Current Blues owner Roman Abramovich confirmed on Wednesday night that he’s made the decision to sell the club.
According to The Telegraph, interested suitors in buying Chelsea have been informed to make their best bids before the end of this week for a club Abramovich values at £4billion.
As a result, the report explains that billionaires Wyss and Boehly may team up to formulate an offer.
Wyss, who’s already confirmed he’s received contact from Chelsea about potentially buying them, is an 86-year-old Swiss billionaire.
Meanwhile, American tycoon Boehly is an individual worth £5billion. Interestingly, he owns a 20 per cent stake in baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Telegraph’s report claims the duo have worked together in the past at the holding company Eldridge Industries, so could they be about to embark on another business venture. Also, Boehly is named as the one that would take a leading role in the bid, plus they are still talking to other American investors.
Nervous wait for Chelsea fans
A small amount of pressure has been released now the Blues fanbase categorically know the club will be sold after hearing it directly from the horse’s mouth.
However, the next worry will be centred around who replaces Abramovich.
It’s been a trophy-laden spell during Abramovich’s 19-year spell at Stamford Bridge, which is why he’s receiving a lot of love from supporters after the announcement of his imminent exit. Ex-Blues captain and defender John Terry has posted a heartfelt message following the owner’s statement, too.
Chelsea’s players and staff need to try focus on business on the pitch, something they did with a 3-2 win away to Luton Town last night in the FA Cup fifth round.
The lingering concern around the Bridge is going to be about the ownership, though.