Saudi Media Group has made an offer of 3.2 billion euros to take over Chelsea, a London club put up for sale by Roman Abramovich. According to the Daily Mail, the London company cannot do commercial operations. Chelsea will ask for an addendum to the current license to financially support the company that otherwise risks financial meltdown.
At the moment only season ticket holders can happen to Stamford Bridge. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spokesman: "I think people can show passion and support for their club without resorting to this sort of thing.
We are open to selling the club, we would consider applying for a license to allow this to happen in the right circumstances. But it is up to Chelsea to determine the exact process. We recognize the strength of the feelings around the people at the club, but that does not justify behavior that is totally inappropriate at this time."
Among the potential buyers mentioned are British billionaire Nick Candy, a consortium with Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, as well as the interests of former Liverpool president Martin Broughton.
Chelsea has made it known that the measures taken by the British government are quickly drying up the coffers of the company, which soon risks not being able to meet even the expenses for ordinary management.
Roman Abramovic leaves Chelsea
Abramovich has announced his decision to leave the management of Chelsea, English Premier League clubs of the homonymous London borough, holder of the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup.
The decision stems from the political instability generated by the invasion of Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, in Ukraine and the possible consequences on Russian properties in Europe. British Labor MP Chris Bryant called for severe penalties to be imposed on the patron of the Blues as well.
In a note, Abramovic said: "During my nearly 20 years of ownership of Chelsea FC, I have always considered my role as the club's keeper, whose job is to ensure the greatest success we can have today, as well as build for the future.
and at the same time play a positive role in our communities. I have always made decisions with the interest of the Club at heart. I remain true to these values. That is why today I am entrusting the Chelsea Charitable Foundation trustees with the management and care of Chelsea FC.
I believe they are currently in the best position to look after the interests of the club, the players, the staff and the fans. "