Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly received an offer to buy the club from a consortium led by billionaires Todd Boehly and Hansjorg Wyss.
Russian-Israeli oligarch Abramovich recently announced his decision to sell the club to protect them from the fallout of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, marking the end of a glittering 19-year era at Stamford Bridge.
With the Blues believed to be in the market for £3billion, Swiss billionaire Wyss and US investor Boehly are two of the names mentioned in a consortium trying to buy the west London club.
Wyss, 86, gave an interview to Swiss outlet Blick revealing Abramovich was looking to sell Chelsea before the news was confirmed and also expressed interest.
Now the the same newspaper reports that the consortium of Wyss and Boehly has made an official offer to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.
The amount of the offer is said to be unclear, although both men are in “good spirits” as they await a response.
In his Chelsea chat, Wyss claimed Abramovich was in a “panic” to get rid of the Blues, although the owner insisted any sale would not be accelerated in his statement.
Speaking last week, Wyss added: “As of today, we don’t know the exact sale price. I can imagine myself starting at Chelsea with partners. But first I have to look at the terms and conditions.
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“But what I can already say, I’m definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then with a consortium of six to seven investors.
During this time, the FinancialTimes reports that US billionaire Josh Harris is also considering an offer to buy the Blues.
The 57-year-old is a former top executive at Apollo Global Management.