Roman Abramovich has confirmed that he is going to sell Chelsea.
It has been reported the current owner has set a £3bn asking price. The deadline for bids is said to be March 15.
Quite many parties and individuals have expressed interest in buying Chelsea. Here we round up all the names we know…
Todd Boehly-Hansjorg Wyss consortium: The US-Swiss consortium has made an official bid, as reported by Blick. Boehly tried to buy Chelsea three years ago but his £2.2bn offer was rejected, as per Sky.
Muhsin Bayrak: The Turkish businessman reportedly worth £8bn says he made an official bid and is confident about taking over Chelsea.
RedBird Capital Partners: The US equity firm is said to be interested in Chelsea but they need to get rid of their 11% stake in FSG, a company that owns Liverpool.
Nick Candy: The British property tycoon and lifelong Chelsea fan is reportedly trying to set up a consortium to buy the club.
Conor McGregor: The Irish MMA star has confirmed his interest and is reportedly trying to raise money to make an opening bid.
Saudi Consortium: Goal claim that a secret Saudi consortium wants to buy Chelsea. Not much is known about the consortium apart from it is led by a mass media company named… Saudi Media.
Thomas Ricketts: The chairman of the baseball team Chicago Cubs has held a long-standing interest in purchasing a Premier League club, Sky Sports report.
Loutfy Mansour: The Telegraph report that the Egyptian businessman, head of investment company worth £7.5bn, is interested in buying Chelsea. He is a season-ticket holder at Stamford Bridge.
Woody Johnson: ESPN reveal that Robert “Woody” Johnson, an owner of American football team New York Jets, is exploring a potential bid.
Jim Ratcliffe: Britain’s richest man (net worth £20bn) is said to be a Chelsea fan and said to hold an interest in a takeover. He already owns two football clubs, Lausanne in Switzerland and Nice in France.
Vivek Ranadive: The India-born tech mogul owns NBA team Sacramento Kings. Sportico claim he’s ‘prepping a run at Chelsea’. His estimated net worth is $700m so he’ll need external funding to buy the club.