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Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by fergie001: 6:14pm On Apr 29
A consortium led by the Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly has been chosen as the preferred bidder for Premier League club Chelsea, despite a dramatic late bid from the British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

The Athletic understands that Boehly’s group, which includes his fellow Dodgers co-owner ​​Mark Walters and the Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss, has not yet entered into an exclusivity agreement, however.

It is understood that the consortium’s total bid was in excess of £4 billion. This includes a pledge to spend £1.5 billion to develop the club and Stamford Bridge, on top of meeting Raine’s valuation of around £2.5 billion.

Raine, the US-based merchant bank managing the sale of the club, and Boehly declined to comment when contacted by The Athletic.

Chelsea did not respond to a request to comment on the story.

Boehly’s consortium had been in competition with two other groups to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.

The ex-Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton and the Boston Celtics and Atalanta co-owner Stephen Pagliuca had also seen their bids shortlisted.

However, The Athletic reported earlier on Friday that Pagliuca had been told that his consortium will not be named as the preferred bidder for Chelsea.

Boehly also faced competition from Ratcliffe, who made an extraordinary last-gasp effort to buy Chelsea on Friday.

Ratcliffe, the owner of Ineos, the petrochemicals giant, held discussions with Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck on Thursday before making his offer.

“We put an offer in (on Friday) morning,” Ratcliffe told The Times.

“We are the only British bid. Our motives are simply to try and create a very fine club in London. We have no profit motive because we make our money in other ways.”

Ineos added in a statement: “We believe that London should have a club that reflects the stature of the city. One that is held in the same regard as Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich. We intend Chelsea to be that club.

“We are making this investment as fans of the beautiful game – not as a means to turn a profit. We do that with our core businesses. The club is rooted in its community and its fans.”

If a deal with Boehly is not reached, the two other shortlisted consortiums – as well as Ratcliffe – could yet be invited to enter into talks to buy the club.

Chelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale shortly before he was sanctioned for his alleged links to Russian president Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine.

And on Thursday, The Athletic reported that Abramovich asked the three groups bidding to buy the Premier League club to put £500 million more into a foundation he wants to set up for victims of the war in Ukraine.

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Todd Boehly's consortium is to be named as the preferred bidder to buy Chelsea.

"They are also being backed by one of the biggest investments banks in the world."

SkySports

Hansjörg Wyss and Todd Boehly have won the race to buy Chelsea in a deal worth over £3.5billion, despite a dramatic late hijack attempt from Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe.


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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by PapaNnamdi: 6:26pm On Apr 29
No wonder Chelsea de play nonsense yesterday,
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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by NwaNimo1(m): 6:26pm On Apr 29

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Olam09(m): 6:26pm On Apr 29
Fucķ them all.

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by themes009(m): 6:26pm On Apr 29
Thank God the buyer is not from England

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by MoDaniel(m): 6:26pm On Apr 29
I don't know what England gains from this. Why did they reject a bid outside English and US. This seem a bit sentimental.
We as Chelsea fan want the best for the club.

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by NotBeenPaid: 6:26pm On Apr 29

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by illuminutty: 6:26pm On Apr 29
Up Chelsea

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by flemsy15(m): 6:27pm On Apr 29
They need a president that is committed in improving the club rather than one that just sees the club as an investment and as a business.
I wish them all the best

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Joanney: 6:27pm On Apr 29
Who cares?
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by anonymous1759(m): 6:27pm On Apr 29
grin
Chelsea have join the likes of ManU goodnews to Mancity and Liverpool. Anything that's mixed with politics will die a natural death. Just like my FCB.

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by fergie001: 6:29pm On Apr 29
Elon Musk....comman buy Abia Warriors oooooooo

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by SuperbCrown: 6:29pm On Apr 29
Up Chelsea

Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by naija4life247: 6:30pm On Apr 29
How e take concern me?

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by bluefilm: 6:30pm On Apr 29
Elon Musk should buy Chelsea.

That will certainly make me to become a Chelsea fan. shocked
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Broveens42(m): 6:31pm On Apr 29
Joanney:
Who cares?


Lol. Some people are scared already
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by oluwaseyi0: 6:31pm On Apr 29
Is this really fair to Roman

The English are one of the most ungrateful people on Earth, doesn't matter the sacrifice you make for them they will still treat you like shit

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Sarsaproko: 6:31pm On Apr 29
Hian!

From the russian sugar daddy to the blood sucking amelicans grin Haaamericaaaans!!!!!!

Welcome to the arsenal era chelsea.....

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Sharatan(m): 6:31pm On Apr 29
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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Ademola47(m): 6:31pm On Apr 29
Na so so billion billion person just dey hear...

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by alobright17(m): 6:32pm On Apr 29
So long as is not Arabians I'll be happy because Americans don't spend like them. Chelsea fans will then get back to factory setting because next season they'll be fighting for top 6 with the likes of Newcastle spurs , and westham.

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by gbaskiboy(m): 6:32pm On Apr 29
ok
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Joanney: 6:32pm On Apr 29
Broveens42:



Lol. Some people are scared already
Scared of what exactly
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by FashionMarket: 6:32pm On Apr 29
This is great
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Kingozymandias: 6:33pm On Apr 29
NwaNimo1:
Jews again?

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What is wrong with you? Are you ok? Why the antisemitism?

You won't respect your old age

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Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by LaSenior: 6:33pm On Apr 29
cheesy
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by RichDad1(m): 6:34pm On Apr 29
CMYB
Re: Chelsea: Todd Boehly Chosen As Preferred Bidder For Premier League Club. by Broveens42(m): 6:34pm On Apr 29
anonymous1759:
grin
Chelsea have join the likes of ManU goodnews to Mancity and Liverpool. Anything that's mixed with politics will die a natural death. Just like my FCB.

Reverse psychology.
You are just scared

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