Who is Todd Boehly? American tycoon in the joint venture to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich

Chelsea set to sell as Roman Abramovich looks to offset his fortune in England amid threats of sanctions and already has a number of businessmen interested in the Blues

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Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is selling the club

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale amid rising tensions in the country following the invasion of Ukraine are from Russia.

There have been a number of people interested in buying The Blues, including American mogul Todd Boehly – but who is he?

A former school wrestler, Boehly quickly rose through the ranks of the business world and has run a number of businesses throughout his career.

He is currently the co-founder, chairman, chief executive officer and controlling member of Eldridge Industries, and the current interim chief executive officer of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as of October 2021.

Boehly owns 20% Los Angeles Dodgers but his dealings with the baseball team were questioned.







Los Angeles Dodgers owner Todd Boehly joins a consortium to buy Chelsea
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Before the 2021 season, the Dodgers paid the highest luxury tax rates and also the most pay cuts.

Last year, they had a salary of $285m (£212m), the second-highest in MLB history – after their own $291m (£217m) salary in 2015.

Boehly also previously led one of the largest collateralized loan obligation deals in history at more than $1 billion.

That means he took out a loan to buy the franchise, using the franchise’s money to pay for the loan.

It’s similar to what The Glazer did with Manchester Unitedthis has seen them be enormous in size fire from their fans, even though their loan obligations trade is a fraction of Boehly’s.

That could be dangerous for Chelsea fans, who are used to Abramovich spending at the club relatively liberally.






Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is selling the club

And this isn’t the businessman’s first foray into soccer and recently entered the market to capture an American team called Washington Spirit, who are playing in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). .

Boehly is leading an ownership group holding exclusive talks to buy a controlling interest in the club in December 2021.

But it was reported that just a month later, the Eldridge Industries chief pulled out of the negotiations after it was reported that he had underestimated the complexity of selling Spirit.

Boehly was there earlier in Premier League tried to buy a football club and ended up in 2019 when he made a bid Tottenham.

Based on The Athletiche is in ‘advanced talks’ to buy the club for around £2.3billion.

However, no final agreement was reached and the deal fell through with Daniel Levy retaining ownership.






LA Dodgers owner Todd Boehly interested in buying Chelsea from Roman Abramovich

But Boehly wasn’t just keeping an eye on Spurs and actually made the move to buy Chelsea in the same year when there were rumors that Abramovich wanted to sell.

His bid, at just $3bn (£2.24bn), was rejected by the Russians but his interest remains with a deal in the run-up to the weekend.

It has been suggested that whoever buys Chelsea could complete the deal before the next home game at Stamford Bridge on March 13.

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