Chelsea are being targetted by three parties over a potential £2.5b takeover. Reports claim that the Blues have spoken with US and Asian-based companies.
Daily Mail has also claimed that Britain’s richest man, Jim Ratcliffe has expressed interest in purchasing the club off Roman Abramovich’s hands.
The Russian billionaire has been denied a visa to stay in London since May 2018. He has been absent from the club’s matches but has still paid for the club’s interests.
He reportedly moved to Israel, Tel Aviv in search of citizenship. The 53-year-old has spent a lot of money in helping Chelsea rise to the global organization it is today.
After the past season, the South West London club have increased their debt to Abramovich by £75m, totalling to £1.5b. Selling it off will definitely help the Russian recoup his past investments.
Oakwell Capital, who are highly experienced in football club acquisitions has revealed that various firms from the US and Asian have taken an interest in Premier League clubs.
The director of the company, Doug Harmer said, “There is a renewed interest in Premier League clubs from within the Asian and US investment communities.
“While domestic television deals have plateaued, the international TV deals have gone up and are expected to continue to rise in the long term.
“Reputable and well-regarded institutions can see potential for further growth at Premier League clubs.”