Report: US investor made offer for Chelsea

The Financial Times is reporting that US investor and co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodger baseball team Todd Boehley made a bid to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last month. However, it is reported that the bid fell short of the Russian owner’s £3bn valuation.

Rumors of Abramovich looking to sell the club began to surface after his application for a UK Visa was delayed in 2018 because of growing tensions between the UK and Russia.

The Chelsea owner now holds Israeli citizenship. He has since been unable to attend Chelsea games as he used to. He was, however, present for the clubs victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.

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Boehly is the founder of Eldridge Industries and despite seeing his bid for the club rejected, he remains interested. He is still hoping to strike a deal to become the new owner at Stamford Bridge.

Last month, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck insisted that Abramovich is just as involved in Chelsea today as he was at the start of his tenure in 2003. He also teased Blues fans with a suggestion that the club may look to spend big again in the near future.

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Abramovich will go down in history as Chelsea’s most successful owner of all time. He has won more for the club than fans could ever have dreamed of. His legacy will be tough to beat.

Recent graduate in Business and Management at the University of Portsmouth. A lifelong Chelsea fan passionate about all things football.