Local media reported on Friday that wealthy Turkish businessman Mohsen Byrak had entered the buying line-up of English club Chelsea after its current Russian owner Roman Abramovich sold it following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Wealthy people from Switzerland and the United States have expressed interest in buying Chelsea 19 years after Abramovich saw the London Club’s golden age of winning 19 titles during this period, including the English Premier League five times and the European Champions League. Twice.
“We can fully confirm that we have submitted an offer to buy Chelsea,” said Cida Byrak, general manager of the holding company Brock IP Group.
“We want to hoist the Turkish flag in London soon. We are in talks with Abramovich’s lawyers for the terms of the club’s acquisition and we are in talks before signing,” he added.
Abramovich decided to sell the club, although his name was not on the list of sanctions affecting people close to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
American businessman Toby Boehl, owner of the American baseball club Los Angeles Dodgers and his Swiss partner Hans-Jorge Weiss have also applied to buy the London club.
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