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Conor McGregor Makes Cheeky 'Offer' To Buy Chelsea From Roman Abramovich In Cut-Price Deal

Rory O'Callaghan

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Conor McGregor Makes Cheeky 'Offer' To Buy Chelsea From Roman Abramovich In Cut-Price Deal

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Conor McGregor has made Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich a cheeky half-price 'offer' to buy the Premier League club.

Russian billionaire Abramovich has announced his intention to sell Chelsea, reportedly slapping a £3bn price-tag on the club he has owned since 2003.

Former UFC two-weight champion McGregor has previously claimed he is interested in buying the club, despite his net worth being an estimated £135m.

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McGregor has now doubled down on his claims, tweeting: "I hereby put forward my offer of £1.5bn”, in response to a news story of Abramovich’s reported asking price.

Earlier this week, Manchester United fan McGregor posted a tongue-in-cheek tweet, in which he can be seen responding to a message reading: "Chelsea for sale, £3bn. Let's buy it".

He posted an image of the exchange to Twitter, alongside the caption: "I wish to explore this @ChelseaFC."

McGregor later posted a video of himself in game, appearing in the role as the Chelsea boss.

He again tagged the Stamford Bridge club in the tweet, commenting: “Push it to the limit!”

Abramovich’s decision to sell comes after Labour MP Chris Bryant called for the Russian billionaire to be sanctioned in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

The Mirror claim Abramovich has already received 'several serious bids' in the region of £3bn, although club chiefs are understood to still be accepting offers from other interested parties.

Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss claims he has been approached and is considering an offer as part of a consortium, which includes Todd Boehly, the co-owner of baseball team the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Chelsea chiefs and the American bank that is handling the sale, the Raine Group, are expected to review which bids are credible once all offers have been submitted.

It remains to be seen whether McGregor's bid is deemed valid.

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Topics: Chelsea, Premier League, Conor McGregor, UFC

Rory O'Callaghan
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