Chicago Cubs’ Ricketts family are considering the option of joining a group of investors in an attempt to purchase Chelsea
The Ricketts family, who presently control the Major League Baseball franchise Chicago Cubs, may be considering joining a group of investors in a bid to acquire Chelsea FC. The deadline for offers for the club is said to be March 15th.
After Roman Abramovich opted to discontinue his relationship with the Stamford Bridge outfit, there has been a lot of worry over the club’s long-term future. It is currently believed that the ‘Ricketts family’ may be interested in a transaction if one arises.
The Raine Group is the merchant bank in charge of the Blues’ sale at the moment, and it is thought to have a working connection with the Ricketts.
Tom Ricketts, the chairman of the Chicago Cubs, is a football aficionado who formerly owned Derby County.
This may play a key influence in their desire, but any transfer would be made as a family choice.
There have been several rumours floating about potential owners in the post-Abramovich Chelsea period. A slew of names have surfaced, reports state that up to ten groups may be interested in purchasing the Stamford Bridge outfit.