Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho could return to his old club to try and sign one of his players amid uncertainty looms as six bidders hope to buy the Blues
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There are six main bidders in the running to become the next owners of Chelsea.
The club was put up for sale by billionaire Roman Abramovich after the Russian invasion Ukraine before the British government imposed sanctions on the Blues owner. American merchant bank Raine Group, which is currently overseeing the sale of the Stamford Bridge outfit, will now review the bids before selecting their preferred bidder.
He comes as a former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is looking to capitalize on the uncertainty surrounding the club with a second transfer jump in consecutive summers following the signing of Tammy Abraham. And the FA have confirmed talks to allow Chelsea fans to buy tickets for the FA Cup semifinals
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FA Cup talks
The FA have confirmed they are in talks with the UK Government to allow Chelsea fans to buy tickets to the club’s FA Cup semi-finals crystal palace.
Chelsea are currently operating under a special license due to the sanctions imposed on Roman Abramovich as they are not allowed to engage in financial transactions. That has plunged the club into a crisis as the Blues asked that their FA Cup game against Middlesbrough on Saturday night be played behind closed doors to ensure “sporting integrity” as they were unable to sell tickets to their fans before they later withdrew this request.
And after the club advanced to the semi-finals thanks to goals from Romelu Lukaku and Hakim Ziyech, talks are ongoing that this debacle will not happen again.
Six bidders in the frame
A new bid has been made for Chelsea, bringing the number of main bidders hoping to become the club’s next owner to six.
London-based wealth management firm Centricu has made an offer to the club, announcing plans to keep club director Marina Granovskaia at the club – unless deemed inappropriate given her own ties to Roman Abramovich. Centricu’s offering is also supported by Cheyne Capital’s hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie and Talis Capital’s Bob Finch.
And a statement confirming the bid outlines further plans for the group if their bid is successful.
Mourinho plans second Chelsea swoop
Jose Mourinho is reportedly looking to build on his transfer success after signing Tammy Abraham this summer with another move for a Blues player.
Abraham went down in AS Roma history books last weekend when he broke the record for most goals scored in a debut season for the club, overtaking the likes of Gabriel Batistuta and Vincenzo Montella. And with the future of the entire Chelsea squad now up in the air following the sanctions imposed on the club, Mourinho is reportedly keen on a deal for another Blues ace.
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