A contractual guarantee will reportedly need to be signed by Chelsea’s next owners which promises future investment into the club once a takeover is complete.

According to Sky News, the final four bidders still on Chelsea’s shortlist to buy the club must be prepared to commit to a contractual guarantee.

The report explains the new ownership will need to commit to at least £1billion in future investment. It is understood the £1bn of additional funding should goes towards Stamford Bridge, the squad of players and other areas of development.

This is the sort of news that will encourage worried Blues supporters that are apprehensive about spending post-Roman Abramovich.

A final shortlist of four potential investors has been widely speculated, so now a little more patience will be needed to find out who prevails in the takeover saga.

The Athletic highlights the four takeover bids that are shortlisted by the Raine Group, who are the US bank overseeing the club’s sale.

Todd Boehly’s consortium, as well as a group that includes David Blitzer and Josh Harris, are two of the front runners. Elsewhere, the Ricketts family and Stephen Pagliuca complete the four-strong shortlist.

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Chelsea growth vital

It’s been a very steep upwards trajectory at Chelsea in the last couple of decades, so the last thing any supporter wants is for everything to flatten out.

The Blues need these additional funds with an ambitious ownership to keep pushing on to bigger and better things.

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