TOWith so much uncertainty over the fate of the club, Chelsea fans can rest easy. Roman Abramovich He reportedly made a deal with the UK government to sell the club. According to The Daily Telegraph, the Russian oligarch was finally able to get into parliament and unload the club amid numerous sanctions imposed on him over the past two weeks. Abramovich is considered one of the many Russian oligarchs associated with President Vladimir Putin. The report confirmed that Abramovich has instructed The Raine Group – a merchant bank currently overseeing the sale – to continue the process and find an ideal buyer to complete the takeover.
This report adds that representatives of Abramovich and Rein held a lengthy meeting with the government, where they agreed on another use of the proceeds from the sale. The potential buyer must also agree to these terms, which would require the approval of Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself. It is still unclear what the funds will be used for, but there is a possibility that the proceeds from this sale will go to help all Unrai families affected by the Russian invasion of their country. The deadline is set for Tuesday next week as Abramovich expects a potential buyer to come forward and complete a quick sale.
Who are the potential buyers of Chelsea?
According to various reports, three US consortiums are leading the way in trying to buy the London club. There is a purported $2 billion offer from a group led by Todd Boli and another $2.5 billion offer for which no buyer has been identified. Reign has already confirmed that they will be waiting for a suitable offer for the club from now until Tuesday’s deal, so anything can happen from now until then. In Ireland, Conor McGregor has already made his offer, but it is much lower than that of other candidates. If the UFC legend wants to buy Chelsea, he will have to increase his current $1.5 billion offer. It is believed that an acceptable offer will be about 3 billion, in order to properly consider it. However, the club’s plight may push them towards a lower offer.