New York Jets owner Woody Johnson to make Chelsea bid
The owner of the National Football League franchise is preparing a bid to buy the Premier League side from Roman Abramovich.
Chelsea football club is up for sale and a handful of people that can afford it, have shown interest in buying the Premier League side. Last week, it was reported that the part owner of the LA Dodgers and LA Lakers Todd Boehly, was leading a consortium to present a formal offer, but the negotiations didn’t go as expected.
Chelsea’s current owner, Roman Abramoviich, bought the club in 2003 for £140 million and 19 years later he is asking for at least £3 billion pounds. It was also reported that the Premier League side had already rejected a £2.5 billion offer from an anonymous investor, as more are still to come.
NY Jets owner to present a serious offer
On Monday, a new suitor was added to the shortlist that can acquire Chelsea and his name is Woody Johnson, the owner of the NFL franchise the New York Jets. According to ESPN, Johnson became a fan of the London club when he was an ambassador from the United States in the United Kingdom from 2017 to 2021.
The American billionaire is reportedly preparing a serious offer to buy the soccer franchise and it should be prepared for Abramovich early this week. Johnson could become the latest NFL owner to acquire a Premier League club. LA Rams owner Stan Kroenke owns Arsenal, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan owns Fulham, the Glazer family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Manchester United and San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York holds a minority stake in Leeds United.