The team led by Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly has entered the negotiation stage to purchase the Chelsea Football Club. Boehly was reportedly one of the leading candidates to buy the team from billionaire Roman Ambramovich. The Russian team owner is currently tied up in sanctions from the United Kingdom and needs to sell.
The latest report is that the Dodgers owner is looking to purchase the team alongside Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and British investor Jonathan Goldstein. The reported sale cost would be somewhere around $3 billion.
Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca is also one of the bidders to acquire the iconic Football Club. But according to those same reports, Pagliuca has been informed that his bid has been eliminated from contention. That apparently only leaves the Dodgers owner and his group.
As of right now, Boehly’s team is considered the leading bid. But there are rumors that the richest man in Britain has recently thrown in an offer than could exceed $5 billion. But if that’s not accurate, it seems very likely the Dodgers co-owner will have another team to build up.
Chelsea Football Club is a 117-year-old franchise that has won plenty of (European) championships along the way.
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