The 9pm deadline for bids to buy Chelsea has passed, with Nick Candy and the Ricketts family confirming they have submitted offers for the club.
The sale has come amid UK and EU sanctions on Roman Abramovich following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with Chelsea also under a number of restrictions.
The club – including women and youth teams – cannot sell tickets to games or sell merchandise and are restricted on how much they can spend on any given game day.
It is a unique situation for many reasons, but especially that a club like Chelsea does not become available on the open market very often, if ever. They are one of the biggest clubs in the world – the world and European champions – so there is a lot of interest.
Two of the biggest interested parties have both confirmed that they have submitted bids.
British Luxury property developer Candy – who has…