Media: US investor's offer to buy Chelsea rejected by Abramovich

10 December 2019

Roman Abramovich
Photo: Getty Images Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich has reportedly rejected an offer to buy the club from an American investor, as the offer did not match the Russian oligarch's valuation of the club.

Last month, a US investor reportedly made an offer to buy Chelsea.

Falling short of Abramovich's reported £3 billion asking price, the offer was rejected.

Jesper Elkjær Jensen jej@offthepitch.com

Todd Boehly, an American investor, made an offer to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last month.

However, his offer fell short of the £3 billion valuation that Abramovich is believed to place on the club, the Financial Times writes with reference to the Wall Street Journal, who first reported the bid.

Boehly is the co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and former president of the asset manager Guggenheim Partners.

He remains interested in a deal to buy the West London club, a person briefed on the matter told the Financial Times.

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