Businessman suggests he could be close to making an offer to buy Chelsea

Swiss businessman turned billionaire Hansjörg Wyss has hinted he could make an offer to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich.

Speaking to Blick in a rare public outing, Wyss revealed his possible intentions to take Stamford Bridge out of Abramovich’s hands.

What’s going on with Chelsea and Abramovich?

The future of Chelsea ownership hangs in the balance after it was reported that the Russian tycoon has put the club up for sale.

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Abramovich will listen to proposals from the team he bought out in 2003 as he prepares to face possible sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

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He initially handed the responsibilities to a group of six trustees, but some of the twelve people have apparently considered quitting, with the Charity Commission also launching an investigation into the matter.

If the 55-year-old is to be hit with government restrictions, these could come into force by the end of the week.

That would leave interested suitors in the dark as to whether or not they could deal with the man at the top of Chelsea’s food chain.

Roman tries to offload the Blues

Obviously, Abramovich can feel the fire burning on the back of his neck and tries to unload the flaming building before it burns.

“Me and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich,” admitted Wyss.

Wyss made his fortune founding medical device maker Synthes USA, which he sold to Johnson & Johnson in 2012.

According to Forbes, his net worth is $5.1 billion; no wonder Abramovich approached him.

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However, Wyss confessed that the Chelsea acquisition still had a lot of conditions.

“I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking way too much,” he continued.

“You know, Chelsea owe him £2billion. But Chelsea have no money. (Which) means: Whoever buys Chelsea should compensate Abramovich.

“To date, we do not know the exact sale price. I can imagine myself starting at Chelsea with partners.

“But first I have to look at the terms and conditions.

“But what I can already say: I certainly don’t do something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then with a consortium of six to seven investors.

Finding another handful of stakeholders before the end of the week can be tricky, but business moves extremely fast, as Abramovich and Wyss know full well.

Plus, money talks.

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