Man United bidder ‘targeting Chelsea’ with John Terry ‘planning to buy minority stake’
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A company interested in buying Manchester United are reportedly keen on buying a stake in Chelsea, which could hamper club legend John Terry’s plan.
Since November last year, United have been put on the market by current owners, the Glazer family.
However, a deal is yet to be struck as it was recently reported that the Glazers are leaning towards taking the club off the market.
It has been reported that Ares Management, who previously made an investment offer to United, are now set to switch their attentions to Chelsea.
It has been claimed that Todd Boehly is open to bringing in further investment after a hectic first 18 months in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Terry is said to join forces with Cheslea season-ticket holder and online technology platform PrimaryBid’s CEO, Anand Sambasivan and businessman Harley Kisberg to put together an offer.
It has been reported that the pair would like to buy a 10% stake, with fan investment being incorporated.
Terry and Co will for sure face competition from Ares Management and other potentially interested parties.
Speaking recently about Boehly, Terry said: “I’ve come across Todd Boehly five or six times.
“They are trying all they can. They have all the right intentions. Frank [Lampard] was dealing with it closely and they are trying to do the right things long term. All we can do is trust them. I believe we will be back.”
It has been another tough start to the season for the Stamford Bridge club despite spending big again during the summer transfer window.
Chelsea brought in the likes of Romeo Lavia, Nicolas Jackson, Malo Gusto and also broke the British transfer record for Moises Caicedo.
However, the Blues have made a stuttering start under new boss Mauricio Pochettino after collecting just five points from a possible 15.
Chelsea will be back in action this weekend as they take on Aston Villa on Sunday.
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