Abramovich offers Swiss billionaire the chance to buy Chelsea

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Hansjorg Wyss, a Swiss billionaire, has revealed that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has approached him and given him the chance to submit a bid for the west London club, as well as doing similar to three other potential buyers.

Wyss lives in the USA and is worth as much as 4.36 billion pounds, and he has confirmed that Abramovich approached him and others.

Telegraph Sport reported the news on Tuesday that Abramovich will receive bids for the Blues this week, with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine leading to complications around his ownership. Abramovich has also been banned from the United Kingdom.

They have also reported that the owner wants to receive offers by the end of the week beginning February 28, and he believes that at least one of the parties approached will submit a formal bid.

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“Like all other oligarchs, he is in a panic,” Wyss told the Swiss newspaper Blick. “Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England. He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.

“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. You know, Chelsea owe him two billion pounds.

“As of today, we don’t know the exact selling price. I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners. But I have to examine the general conditions first. But what I can already say, I’m definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then with a consortium consisting of six to seven investors.”

In the past, the likes of US businessman Todd Boehly and Ineos chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe have reportedly tried to buy the club.

Chelsea have not responded to the latest claims that Abramovich is preparing to sell the club.

Source: Marca

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