FC Chelsea – billion -dollar sale is imminent: Chelsea with new investor

Chelsea FC is right before the sale and takeover by a new investor. Subject to the approvals of the Premier League and the British government, the top club from London agreed with an investor group around the American entrepreneur Todd Boehly on a deal of £ 4.25 billion (around 5 billion euros). This was announced by the Champions League winner early Saturday morning.

“The sale is expected to be completed at the end of May, subject to obtaining all necessary official permits,” says a statement on the Chelsea homepage. Three consortia had recently made offers, the choice now fell on the group around Boehly, the billion -dollar co -owner of the American baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers.

Great Britain had frozen the assets of the previous Chelsea owner Roman Abramowitsch due to the Russian attack war against Ukraine-including the English football top club, which has therefore been for sale since March. The government will ensure that the Russian oligarch does not benefit personally.

According to the current clubs, £ 2.5 billion (3 billion euros) should now be transferred to a frozen account, the transactions of which are monitored by the British government. Here, as confirmed by Abramowitsch, 100 percent of the proceeds should be donated. Another £ 1.75 billion (2 billion euros) are to be invested directly in the club with coach Thomas Tuchel.

Thomas Tuchel: “Clarity is the best”

“I heard that there is a preferred bidder and the matter is going well,” Tuchel said on Friday: “Clarity is the best. If the situation is clear, we are able to act and can make decisions.”

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The unclear situation is stressful for his players and has consequences for all planning. “We tried not to put the matter into focus if possible. But of course it is omnipresent,” said the former Bundesliga trainer.