A consortium led by Todd Boehly and Jonathan Goldstein are reportedly in pole position to buy Chelsea.

According to The Times, American billionaire Boehly and British businessman Goldstein are one of the investors keen to take charge at Stamford Bridge.

The report explains that they are considered the “most viable option” to purchase the Blues due to their financial resources and the correct expertise to complete a deal quickly.

This is the opinion of the Raine Group, who are the US bank overseeing the takeover of the club, along with the government insiders, who will need to grant another new special licence to rubberstamp Chelsea’s sale.

The Times report adds Nick Candy is one potential buyer still in the running.

Elsewhere, a Saudi Media group has reportedly made a £2.7billion bid to buy the London club.

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Chelsea frontrunners emerge

Hopefully, there is some good news on the horizon for Blues supporters, who are worried about the future of the club given the financial restrictions current sanctions has put on them.

Boehly, who previously tried to purchase Chelsea, may now be at the front of the queue with his consortium to buy the club from Roman Abramovich.

Incidentally, Goldstein’s role could be “significant”, according to The Times, due to the role he could play in helping to redevelop Stamford Bridge.

A Friday deadline has been mooted for takeover bids, so keep an eye out for more developments in a fast-paced saga.

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