Nick Candy denies reports he is set to team up with rival bidders to buy Chelsea as he doesn’t want lifelong Tottenham fan Jonathan Goldstein involved in the property


Nick Candy has denied reports he is set to team up with rival bidders in the pursuit of a Chelsea takeover.

Sanctions were imposed on current owner Roman Abramovich by the British government amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with the club set to be sold.

Candy denied the information published on Tuesday
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Nick Candy denies reports he is set to team up with rival bidders to buy Chelsea as he doesn't want lifelong Tottenham fan Jonathan Goldstein involved in the property
Abramovich put the club up for sale on March 3
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And there has been huge interest in the Blues since Abramovich announced his intention to sell the club, with Candy being one of the favorites to buy his boyhood club.

Sky Sports reported that Candy, along with rival bidders, were coming together to form a “super consortium”.

The report said Candy would team up with rival bidders Todd Boehly, Jonathan Goldstein and Hansjorg Wyss.

However, a spokesperson for the luxury property developer said that was not the case – mainly due to the fact that he would not be teaming up with Jonathan Goldstein for one key reason.

A spokesperson for Candy told The Sun: “This is a totally unfounded rumour.

“There are no ongoing talks with Nick Candy and the Todd Boehly and Jonathan Goldstein consortium, not least because Mr Candy does not want a lifelong Spurs fan as part of future Chelsea Football ownership. Club.”


Nick Candy denies reports he is set to team up with rival bidders to buy Chelsea as he doesn't want lifelong Tottenham fan Jonathan Goldstein involved in the property
Boehly was another of the names allegedly involved in the consortium
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Candy, who is a huge Chelsea fan and was at Stamford Bridge for their win over Newcastle on Sunday, is keen to buy the Blues – but said last week he just wanted the club to be in “safe hands”.

In an interview with Sky Sports, he said: “I’ve been supporting Chelsea since I was four, my dad was invited to play for Chelsea. I love Chelsea. I don’t care where it ends, even if it doesn’t. He’s not with me. As long as he’s in good hands.

The 49 year old man says he will have a ‘fan representative’ on the Chelsea board if he takes over the club.

He added: “100% they should be involved in ownership both on the board and economically.”

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