Ricketts bid included on shortlist of four to buy Chelsea despite fan backlash


  • Consortiums led by Boehly and Broughton on shortlist
  • Fourth preferred bidder is US investor Stephen Pagliuca

The Ricketts family have been included on the shortlist to buy Chelsea despite a huge backlash on social media and the club’s supporters’ trust expressing concerns over the bid.

The family, who own the Chicago Cubs baseball team, have progressed to the next stage with consortiums led by Todd Boehly, Sir Martin Broughton and Stephen Pagliuca, whose interest has been much less publicised. Pagliuca is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics basketball team and would have to cease being a shareholder in the Serie A club Atalanta if he buys Chelsea. The American is co-chairman of Bain Capital, a private investment firm.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/mar/25/chelsea-sale-boehly-and-broughton-bids-make-shortlist-to-buy-club-roman-abramovich under the title “Ricketts bid included on shortlist of four to buy Chelsea despite fan backlash”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.