As revealed by Times, Ratcliffe, owner of the petrochemical giant Ineos but also of the French club OGC Nice, has made an offer of more than 4.25 billion pounds (around 5 billion euros) in order to counter offers from three American consortia .
“Our motivations are simply to try to create a very beautiful club in London”
“We made an offer this morning, confirmed Ratcliffe to the Times. We are the only British application. Our motives are simply to try to create a very nice club in London. We have no profit because we earn our money in other ways. » 2.5 billion would be dedicated to the takeover of the club and 1.5 billion would be invested over ten years in the development of the club, in the project of the boss of Ineos who says he is ready to quickly conclude the sale.
“It’s a British bid, for a British club, Ratcliffe also justified himself in a press release relayed by several local media including the BBC. We will invest in Stamford Bridge to make it a world-class stadium worthy of Chelsea FC. (…) We will continue to invest in the squad to ensure we have a top class squad of the best players, coaches and support staff in the world, in both men’s and women’s matches. And we hope to continue investing in the academy to provide talented youngsters with the opportunity to become top-class players. »