Chelsea: Fresh update reveals Blues' stance on potential takeover

Chelsea’s key decision-makers are ‘trying to remain cool’ as they hope the long-term future of the club is secured ahead of the summer, according to journalist Dean Jones.

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich put Chelsea up for sale earlier this month, following his homeland’s invasion of Ukraine.

What’s the latest news involving Chelsea’s potential takeover?

It is a huge day in Chelsea’s history as Raine Group, the United States bank put in charge of handling the sale of the west Londoners, have given potential bidders until today to table their offers.

According to the Evening Standard, Blues fan and property tycoon Nick Candy is among the interested parties, along with Chicago Cubs owners the Ricketts family, Sir Martin Broughton and a Saudi Media-led consortium which is understood to have lodged the biggest offer yet of £2.7billion.

The report suggests that preferred bidders will already have experience of owning major sports teams.

Former Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli is working with Candy after his investment company, Tifosy Capital & Advisory, was hired to prepare a formal bid of close to £2.5billion.

Lord Sebastian Coe, who headed up London’s 2012 Olympics bid, has joined forces with Broughton’s consortium and would take a seat on the board should they be successful.

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What has Dean Jones said about the situation?

Jones has doubts over whether the new owners will have all of their ducks in a row before the summer window opens for business.

However, the transfer insider believes those helping to decide which bidder will win the race to take Chelsea off Abramovich’s hands are trying to keep calm in a potentially game-changing situation.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “We’ll have to wait and see whether it can be sorted before the summer.

“I think their approach seems to be that they’re trying to remain cool when everybody else outside is losing their heads.”

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Why is it important for Chelsea’s new owners to be in place before the summer?

Abramovich has been sanctioned by the UK government and, as a result, had his assets frozen.

That means Chelsea are currently unable to offer new contracts to existing players or make inroads in the transfer market.

The likes of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta are set to see their deals expire in the summer, so they look likely to walk away for nothing unless there is a rapid changing of the guard at Stamford Bridge.

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