Roman Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and a favorite could emerge to buy them as the Russian is reportedly eyeing another club
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A new favorite has emerged in the battle for Chelsea’s new owner after Roman Abramovich put the Blues up for sale.
US broker Raine was put in charge of managing the sale and set a deadline of last Friday for all interested parties to get in touch. That deadline has now passed and they must now go through the offers before selecting a preferred one and a favorite is beginning to emerge for that coveted position.
It comes as Roman Abramovich is reportedly trying to buy another football club after being hit with sanctions in the UK. And the government has eased some of the terms of its sanctioning license for the Blues to allow them to start selling some tickets again.
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Chelsea fans can attend the Blues’ first leg Champions League Quarterfinal match against real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in April after the UK government relaxed some conditions on its sanctions licence.
After the invasion of Russia, sanctions were imposed on the club and owner Roman Abramovich Ukraine, meaning they cannot sell tickets or merchandise. That had dampened the celebrations as the Blues fought their way through the game FA Cup and Champions League, with fans unsure if they would be able to support their tea,
But the latest move means fans can enjoy the special occasions, although the Blues are unable to benefit from ticket sales.
The sale takes a significant step
A favorite has emerged in the race for the next Chelsea owner after one of the consortia bidding for the club became embroiled in a racism row.
The Ricketts family was seen as one of the leading bids as they have the wealth and also made a key element of their proposal the renewal of Stamford Bridge and an £800m refurbishment of Wrigley Field, home of the legendary Chicago Cubs -Baseball teams can host strong argument. but historical notes from emails by Joe Ricketts have surfaced saying Muslims are “my enemy”, prompting an angry reaction from those linked to Chelsea.
And it could mean the Ricketts family has now been overtaken by a competing bid to become the new favorite.
Abramovich is looking for a new club
Roman Abramovich is reportedly eyeing a bid for Turkish Super Lig club Göztepe.
The Russian billionaire put the Stamford Bridge club up for sale in early March before being sanctioned by the UK government over its links to Vladamir Putin. However, he is reportedly keen to stay in the football world and could try to buy a new club.
And Abramovich is said to be in Turkey after his £750million superyacht Eclipse docked at a port in the resort of Marmaris earlier this week.
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