A multi-billionaire American businessman failed in a bid to buy Chelsea from Roman Abramovich earlier this year, reports the Financial Times.
Todd Boehly is a part-owner of US baseball team Los Angeles Dodgers and has been keen to invest in a Premier League club for some time – with the Blues’ London rivals Tottenham also said to be on his radar.
But the bid for Chelsea, which was reportedly around £3billion, was rejected by Abramovich during the summer.
Boehly, 46, is worth around £4.7billion and has not given up on his interest in buying Chelsea.
Abramovich, 53, bought the club from Ken Bates in the summer of 2003 and has overseen the most successful spell in the club’s history. D
uring his reign, the Blues have won the Premier League five times, the FA Cup on five occasions, three League Cups, two Europa Leagues as well as their sole Champions League success to date – in 2012.
But visa issues, problems with the club’s attempts to redevelop the Stamford Bridge and the transfer ban had reportedly left the Russian willing to consider selling up.
However, Chelsea have successfully cut the UEFA transfer ban, meaning they can now sign players in January and Abramovich appears keen to back Frank Lampard in the transfer market.