Chelsea takeover latest: Blues targeted by US and Asian-based groups and Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe in £2.5billion deal
Chelsea have reportedly held talks with three interested parties as Roman Abramovich considers selling the Premier League club in a £2.5billion deal.
A bid was reported to have been made last year for Chelsea by Britain’s richest man, Sir Jim Ratclifffe, who made his fortune in the chemicals industry, while there is also interest from US and Asian-based finance groups according to the Mail.
Abramovich, who purchased the club in a £140m deal back in 2003, is not believed to have attended any Chelsea games since being denied a visa in May 2018.
He did not purchase a corporate box at the start of the season either, something he has not done since 2011.
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The 53-year-old Russian billionaire then moved to Tel Aviv in a bid to gain Israeli citizenship.
Shock reports emerged last year claiming Abramovich is looking to cash in on the Blues, despite chairman Bruce Buck saying recently the Russian remains committed to the club.
Last year, Chelsea announced a £1billion plan to redevelop Stamford Bridge had been put on hold due to the ‘current unfavourable investment climate’.
Source: SportsLatest TS