Failed Chelsea bidders believe Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s rejected £4.25bn bid may yet be taken seriously

Failed Chelsea bidders believe Sir Jim Ratcliffe’s offer WILL be taken seriously if favourite Todd Boehly’s £3.5bn deal collapses… despite Britain’s richest man seeing last-gasp £4.25bn bid rejected Chelsea-owner-in-waiting Todd Boehly still intends to seal a deal to buy the club  This is despite the uncertainty created by Roman Abramovich’s apparent attempts to renege on a promise … Read more

Former Chancellor George Osborne is drafted in to advise a US group on a £2.5bn Chelsea bid

Former Chancellor George Osborne is drafted in to advise a US group on a £2.5bn bid to buy Chelsea football club The Premier League club Chelsea was hastily put up for sale last month Oligarch Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government  The successful bidder for the club is likely to be announced as … Read more

Saudi Media Group ‘are OUT of the race to purchase Chelsea’

New York Jets owner Woody Johnson and the Saudi Media Group are among the Chelsea bidders dismissed by Roman Abramovich’s advisors… with Todd Boehly’s consortium and another American group leading the way in the £3bn battle for Stamford Bridge Bidders for Chelsea discovered on Friday if they have made the final shortlist Saudi Media Group … Read more

Roman Abramovich’s private plane flies from Moscow to Israel after billionaire hit by sanctions

Roman Abramovich‘s £50m private plane has been flown from Russia to Israel after the oligarch was hit by crippling sanctions from the UK government over his ties to Vladimir Putin. The Gulfstream G650ER jet – registration LX-Ray – arrived from Moscow into Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday night, according to flight tracking websites. … Read more

Roman Abramovich’s decision to reliquish control of Chelsea is ‘symbolic’ rather than technical

Roman Abramovich sent shockwaves around the world of football on Saturday night by announcing he was handing the ‘stewardship and care of Chelsea FC’ to the trustees of the club’s charitable foundation. Amid fears the billionaire could face stringent sanctions from the Government, the surprising move is an attempt to protect Chelsea from continued links … Read more

MATT BARLOW: Roman Abramovich remains cloaked in secrecy… his statement was typically clinical

MATT BARLOW: Roman Abramovich remains cloaked in secrecy… no one outside his inner circle will know whether Chelsea are for sale until the next cold and clinical statement is released Roman Abramovich remains distant, mostly silent and cloaked in secrecy  Abramovich’s statement about him stepping away was typically brief No one will know if Chelsea … Read more