As a reminder, three candidates have expressed their desire to submit an offer to the New York investment bank Raine Group. Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Martin Broughton, former chairman of Liverpool, and Steve Pagliuca, co-owner of the Boston Celtics basketball club. Jim Ratcliffe is therefore added to this list.
After OGC Nice, will Jim Ratcliffe become the owner of Chelsea? According to information from the Times, the founder of Ineos has positioned himself for the takeover of the Blues, put up for sale in early March by Roman Abramovich, considered to be close to Vladimir Putin. An offer of 4 billion pounds sterling, or about 4.8 billion euros, would have even been already transmitted.
“We made an offer this morning“, Ratcliffe told the Times. “We are the only British application. Our motives are simply to try to create a very nice club in London. We have no profit because we earn our money in other ways“, he added, while Lewis Hamilton and Serena Williams have also announced that they want to acquire Chelsea.