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In this article from The Guardian it sounds like the British government are taking over the sale?

 

However the government is keen to target Abramovich rather than Chelsea, which it views as a “significant cultural asset”, and it will consider an application for a new licence that would permit a sale. Chris Philp, the digital and technology minister, said on Friday that Abramovich would be prevented from selling the club but potential buyers could approach the government with takeover proposals as long as the Russian would not benefit from the deal.

The viability of potential buyers is being discussed in political circles. Boehly and Wyss remain confident that their consortium, which includes an unnamed businessman, will be viewed favourably by the government and Premier League.

It is understood that Candy, a Tory donor, is also seen as a strong contender to buy Chelsea. The property developer is working on finding investors and his proposals include plans for an expensive redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, which could work in his favour. Candy, a Chelsea fan, is worth a reported £1.5bn.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/11/nick-candy-todd-boehly-hansjorg-wyss-serious-Chelsea-buyers-government-roman-abramovich

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Im going to go on a bit of an out of character rant here because tbh i am sickened by some of the stuff i have read about Roman these past 48 hours. Now do i agree with his decision to sack Roberto Di

The three last games show how much wrong was the decision to sack our manager, how much wrong was the choice of personel, and especially how much the timing was wrong. Roberto Di Matteo was sacked whe

We needed world class manager in 2004 - we got him. We didn't need world class manager in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. We could use one, of course, but the core of the team in Terry, Lampard, Cole, Essien,

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3 minutes ago, ZAPHOD2319 said:

In this article from The Guardian it sounds like the British government are taking over the sale?

 

However the government is keen to target Abramovich rather than Chelsea, which it views as a “significant cultural asset”, and it will consider an application for a new licence that would permit a sale. Chris Philp, the digital and technology minister, said on Friday that Abramovich would be prevented from selling the club but potential buyers could approach the government with takeover proposals as long as the Russian would not benefit from the deal.

The viability of potential buyers is being discussed in political circles. Boehly and Wyss remain confident that their consortium, which includes an unnamed businessman, will be viewed favourably by the government and Premier League.

It is understood that Candy, a Tory donor, is also seen as a strong contender to buy Chelsea. The property developer is working on finding investors and his proposals include plans for an expensive redevelopment of Stamford Bridge, which could work in his favour. Candy, a Chelsea fan, is worth a reported £1.5bn.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/11/nick-candy-todd-boehly-hansjorg-wyss-serious-Chelsea-buyers-government-roman-abramovich

Can't Candy phone Boehly and include himself in 😄

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It looks like the license to operate is something that will change as the government works with Chelsea to allow the club to operate as close to normal without Roman receiving profit. All parties that want to purchase Chelsea are now being told to contact the government with proposals.

 

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/britain-work-with-Chelsea-fc-changes-its-licence-pms-spokesman-2022-03-11/

 

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/potential-buyers-Chelsea-can-approach-uk-government-minister-2022-03-11/

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2 minutes ago, Beigl said:

Three can absolutely sod off for all I care. 

They’re going to look mighty stupid if in just a few days we have a new owner. If I’m the new guy I’m terminating that deal and telling them to fuck off. Once the Abramovich “cloud” subsides I’m sure we’ll have no issue finding a main shirt sponsor just as lucrative as Three were.

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There's not a lot of class around Chelsea at the moment. To go with the execrable chants of Roman Abramovich's name by the boneheads at Norwich City on Thursday night, we have the prospect of Newcastle United, whose Saudi state owners sanction the murder of journalists and the abduction of women who seek an independent life, visiting Stamford Bridge this weekend. Fortunately, this toxified club has a manager who stands on a higher plain and in a different class. Quite simply, Thomas Tuchel is the only good thing about Chelsea at this moment.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10603327/Thomas-Tuchel-good-thing-toxic-Chelsea-amid-Roman-Abramovich-saga.html

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3 hours ago, Superblue_1986 said:

I suppose it depends on how you'd interpret 'quite a bit'. We may not win as many trophies as we have in the last 20 years, but I think we'll still remain competitive and challenge for them.

The resources Abramovich gave us is almost impossible to follow and replicate, but as long as we're purchased in a prompt manner the club is on an extremely solid footing in terms of finances (if debt free), global appeal, squad and coaching quality, academy, etc. If Tuchel had to rock this same team next season with just loan players returning we'd still be very much in the mix and likely a strong favourite for top 4.

Money is probably the easiest route to success but it's no guarantee, just like success doesn't need to be built purely on financial resources. Just ask United fans.

Wouldnt be surprised to as mid table. My point is a new owner coming right in now would face protests if we decline due to lack of funds for players ala the Glazers/Mike Ashley. The PL and indeed Championship is littered with billionaire owners who are quite happy to make a profit on their investment, and for the team to languish in mediocrity. We have been spoiled with the amount of cash splashed via the Russian people, a rare epoch of our club. PSG. Man city, Newcastle are realistically owned by nation states with unlimited funds - personally I would like to see the 'Proper Fit Person' mantra actually applied, but preferably a shift towards the Bundesliga fan owned model. 

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3 hours ago, cosmicway said:

this was an improbable achievement for anyone else, but why a new wealthy owner bring us down now ?

Simply put lack of funds for players - unless we are bought by a country eg the Greek government. Same as PSG, Man City, Newcastle...

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I wonder if with Three part the reason they distanced themselves is because they're supporting calls in Ukraine whichever way they can and offering support that way..so don't want to be seen also supporting Roman..

Think they'll come back after. Least others haven't followed

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The sale of the club to an owner who is a responsible custodian is of course a worry. We won't get another owner like Roman who used his own money to develop the club. However my major concern is the situation with cash flow at the club at this present time. It's okay for the government to spout the usual rhetoric about cultural asset..blah blah. But people and businesses who serve the club need to be paid, also policing costs, travel. I'm not an expert on the legalities on how the money the club generates is going to be released for day to day running. I've read many pieces on the subject but most are very ambiguous with no real definite standpoint

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Everyone needs a hobby. What is yours? 

Chelsea: Resurrection.

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It is understood that temporarily extends to company credit cards at Chelsea — and means they have currently been left unable to buy fuel for the team bus. 😵

https://theathletic.com/news/Chelsea-temporarily-have-company-credit-cards-frozen-after-roman-abramovich-hit-with-sanctions/frxHZZ1Eoe3K/?source=twitteruk

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Ownership needs to be settled like NOW or we could be in serious jeopardy after the Newcastle match.

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I wonder if Chelsea will be forced to change logo. Current Chelsea Logo changed from 2006.

 

It represents Roman Abramovich.

 

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