With the plans to redevelop Stamford Bridge put on hold and with our owner, Roman Abramovich, currently unable to enter the UK, due to not having been granted a visa, speculation has been rife that the Russian may be looking to sell Chelsea Football Club.
But, it appears that speculation may be misplaced.
According to the popular news source, the Daily Mail, an approach has been made to buy our club.
The approach came from the richest man in Britain, Jim Ratcliffe.
Ratcliffe has made his personal fortune, which is estimated to stand at £20.05 billion through being the boss of the multinational petrochemicals giant Ineos.
He is also a Chelsea season ticket holder and that would appear to give him some kudos as far as possibly buying our club goes.
However, any approach by Ratcliffe to become our new owner has been rejected by Roman Abramovich.
Now we’re not aware of just what kind of offer Ratcliffe made for the club but that kudos I mentioned earlier has shrunk alarmingly with the news that Ratcliffe only has a Chelsea season ticket because he lives nearer to Stamford Bridge than he does to Old Trafford the home of the club he really supports!
Good move there Roman!