Neither party has yet made an official announcement. But the British media ‘Telegraph’ has already announced the name of the winner in the race to buy Chelsea.
Todd Boyle has won the race to buy Chelsea for a record 3.5 billion. Who is this Boyle?
He owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, a US baseball team, is a co-founder of the holding firm LDridge Industries, and has a stake in the NBA Los Angeles Lakers.
Neither Boyle Group, Chelsea nor the English-language Rainbow, which is responsible for selling the English club, has made an official announcement. However, sources have confirmed to the Telegraph that Chelsea has chosen the American billionaire as the buyer.
Now just waiting for the official recognition from the Premier League authorities and the UK government. However, in the end, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the richest man in England, has tried in vain to buy Chelsea.
The Telegraph first reported on the Boyle Group’s efforts when oil and gas trader Roman Abramovich decided to sell Chelsea in March after being embroiled in a Russia-Ukraine war. It is now known that Chelsea will transfer ownership to Boyle’s consortium (business group). The figure in Bangladeshi currency is about 37 thousand 138 crore 30 lakh 61 thousand rupees.
Boyle’s two rivals in the race to buy Chelsea were Stephen Pagliuka, an American businessman and co-owner of the NBA Boston Celtics, and Sir Martin Burton, the acting chairman of the International Airlines Group (IAG).
According to the Telegraph, the duo were told yesterday that they were lagging behind as potential buyers for Chelsea. At the last minute, Jim Ratcliffe could not take advantage of the ২ 4.25 billion price tag.
On Friday, Rutcliffe expressed interest in submitting the paperwork, with the final three parties Chelsea negotiating to see if Rotcliffe would be offered a new place to bargain. In the end, the British millionaire had to be disappointed.
Boyle’s business group includes Swiss billionaire Hansjর্গrg Weiss, US businessman Mark Walter, British businessman Jonathan Goldstein and investment firm Clearlake Capital.
Chelsea and Rain Group will hold talks before the official announcement comes this week, the Telegraph reported. Sources told the media that Ratcliffe could only return to the race to buy Chelsea if the deal with Boyle’s business group does not see the light of day.
Boyle offered Abramovich 2.2 billion to buy Chelsea in 2019. The businessman then expressed his desire to enter the English Premier League.