May 19, 2022

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Britain's richest man offers to buy Chelsea. This is the problem

Britain’s richest man offers to buy Chelsea. This is the problem

Jim Radcliffe, chairman of the chemical company Inios and owner of the French club Nice and the Enios-Gronadays cycling team, has offered 4. 4.25 billion (ில்லியன் 5 billion) to take over the club. Chelsea In English, the company “Ineos” announced on Friday.

“This is a British auction for a British club,” the company said in a statement, promising to “invest in transforming Stamford Bridge into a world-class ground” as well as “bringing together the best players in the sport”. And coaches in the world. “

Best offers for Chelsea

The prestigious London club has been on sale since March 2 by its Russian owner Roman Abramovich after it was targeted for sanctions in the wake of his country’s war. Ukraine.

The Boston Celtics basketball team was joined by American Stephen Palioca, one of the owners of the Chelsea buy line-up, and Martin Bruton, one of the owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, in addition to the Todd Boley-led alliance. Former President of Liverpool and British Airways.

However, Radcliffe changed the cards again with his late offer, which would include 2 2 billion invested in the club over 10 years, and $ 3 billion for a charity that supports war victims in Ukraine.

Great offer

According to several media outlets, the 69-year-old businessman has already considered the possibility of buying Chelsea in 2019 and before retreating and buying Nice, Ratcliffe’s offer is too high.

Enos has given its name to one of the most important teams in cycling since 2019.

He added: “We believe there should be a club in London that reflects the status of the city, led by a club such as Real Madrid, Barcelona or Bayern Munich,” he stressed. Play beautifully, not for profit.

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Champions League crisis

But Radcliffe’s acquisition of Chelsea will cause problems for the club, as they will not be allowed to play in the Champions League if Nice qualifies for the tournament, as competition rules prohibit two clubs with the same ownership. From participating in the competition.

It is noteworthy that Nice will be competing hard for third place in the French league to qualify for the Champions League and will be separated by two points from third Monaco.

As for the “Blues”, it is third in the league behind Manchester City and Liverpool II with 66 points, and is largely guaranteed to play in the main Continental next season.

Chelsea hope to get a new owner by the end of May so he can confidently prepare for next season, with the current restrictions preventing him from signing any contract with players.