Four Chelsea supporters are involved in a consortium to buy the Premier League giants and have warned that the ‘clock is ticking’ on a deal
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Four Chelsea supporters are behind a multi-billion dollar bid to buy the Champions League holders and have vowed to showcase “exemplary custodianship” of the Premier League side if their attempt to succeed Roman Abramovich as owner is completed.
Centricus, a global investment firm who reportedly have funds of more than $38 billion, are headed by co-founder Nizar Al-Bassam and chief executive Garth Ritchie.
Both men are long-standing supporters of the Blues and have been joined by Cheyne Capital hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie and Bob Finch, of Talis Capital, in a bid submitted before Friday’s deadline for offers.
New York merchant bank Raine Group, who are overseeing the sale of the club, are expected to concentrate all of the bids into a shortlist of the three most attractive offers before a final sale is confirmed.