'Palace fans will be furious with this': BBC pundit reacts to what he's hearing about Chelsea takeover now

Chris Sutton believes Crystal Palace’s supporters will be “furious” that their shareholder Josh Harris is involved in one of the bids to try buy Chelsea.

Harris is involved in one of the four consortiums that are on the final shortlist to complete a takeover at Stamford Bridge.

One potential investor is the group of Sir Martin Broughton and Lord Coe, who are the head of a consortium funded by Palace shareholders Harris and David Blitzer. However, the Palace duo may need to step away from their roles at Selhurst Park if they are to be part of a successful offer to buy London rivals Chelsea.

Apparently, Harris and Blitzer are planning to divest their stakes in the Eagles.

BBC pundit Sutton suggests that the Palace fanbase will be angry with their small involvement in the takeover saga.

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“Palace fans will be furious with this, really. They will look at the owners who have their eye on another club and think they are not concentrating and never have been too bothered about our club. It was always about the next month, and their heart isn’t in it. I think Palace fans will be deeply unhappy with this,” Sutton said.

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Chelsea opportunity too good to miss

It’s going to be quite the platform the next Chelsea ownership will be working from.

There has obviously been a lot of interest in the club’s sale since it was confirmed current owner Roman Abramovich would be selling after nearly two decades at the helm.

New owners are buying a club with great facilities, brilliant academy, and a winning team coached by a top-class manager in Thomas Tuchel.

There is so much to love about the club as investment.

Hopefully, the next owners care about what Chelsea fans want and look to build on a dominant era of success.

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A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.