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  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C2886 Points
    Ancellotti what a guy won title in UK, France, Germany, Italy and now in Spain. One of the best man manager of this era. Amazing achievement! 
    G_Kmunna219777indian_goonerdeepak dedhakartik91
  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India28540 Points
    edited May 2022

    Chelsea agree sale terms with LA Dodgers' Todd Boehly

    Chelsea have agreed terms on the £4.25bn ($5.2bn) sale of the club to a consortium led by Todd Boehly, co-owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team

    The club was put up for sale before owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned for his alleged links to Russian president Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine.

    A Chelsea statement said the new owners will pay £2.5bn for the club's shares.

    The proceeds will go into a frozen bank account to be donated to charity.

    The consortium is led by Boehly but Clearlake Capital, a Californian private equity firm, would own a majority of the shares in Chelsea. Other investors include US billionaire Mark Walter, also a co-owner of the LA Dodgers, and Swiss billionaire Hansjoerg Wyss.

    BBC Sport has learned the new owners have agreed to not sell a majority stake in the club until 2032 and have given assurances over dividends and debt.

    The consortium said it will provide £1.75bn to invest in the Premier League club, including "investments in Stamford Bridge, the academy, the women's team and Kingsmeadow and continued funding for the Chelsea Foundation".

    In the statement, Chelsea said the sale was expected to complete in late May. The takeover will require approval from the English football authorities and the UK government.

    Chelsea are operating under a special licence from the UK government which ends on 31 May, but last month, Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said the club were on "borrowed time" to complete the sale.

    Any sale can only be signed off by the bidder passing the Premier League's owners' and directors' test.

    Todd Boehly with George Osborne and fans outside Stamford BridgeIMAGE 
    Todd Boehly was pictured with Chelsea fans outside Stamford Bridge on Friday. Also in the photo is former Chancellor George Osborne, whose firm has signed onto the Boehly bid in an advisory capacity.

    Boehly, an American investor and businessman, has a reported net worth of $4.5bn (£3.6bn), according to Forbes.

    He is a part owner of the Dodgers - a US baseball franchise - and US women's basketball outfit the Los Angeles Sparks, and owns a stake in the renowned LA Lakers NBA franchise.

    His consortium also includes American PR executive Barbara Charone, British businessman Jonathan Goldstein and British journalist Daniel Finkelstein.

    Other consortiums who had been in the running to buy Chelsea have been headed by Sir Martin Broughton and the co-owner of the Boston Celtics, Stephen Pagliuca, but they were told in late April that their bids were unsuccessful.

    British billionaire Sir Jim Ratcliffe - majority shareholder of chemical group Ineos - made a late offer, but it arrived on 29 April, several weeks beyond the initial deadline for bids of 18 March.

    Ratcliffe's bid was dismissed but he said on 4 May that he was "not giving up".

    On Thursday, Abramovich said he has not asked for his £1.5bn loan to Chelsea to be repaid when the club is sold.

    A spokesperson said Abramovich "remains committed" to making sure the proceeds from the sale "go to good causes".

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-61360374

  • thebeautifulgamethebeautifulgame Durgapur,India28540 Points

    CLUB STATEMENT ON ERLING HAALAND

    Club statement on Erling Haaland

    Manchester City can confirm we have reached an agreement in principle with Borussia Dortmund for the transfer of striker Erling Haaland to the Club on 1st July 2022.

    The transfer remains subject to the Club finalising terms with the player.

    https://www.mancity.com/news/mens/club-statement-erling-haaland-63787789

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  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C2886 Points
    Will be interesting to see how Pep manages him. Strong willed persona people eventually seem to lose with Pep. Zlatan, Eto , Aguero and now Haaland. Will be an interesting progress to look forward to.
    thebeautifulgame
  • The real AGThe real AG 3317 Points
    I see Pep already went and cried to Sheik daddy to spend more money now that he has failed to win CL again  :#
  • The real AGThe real AG 3317 Points
    Some Liverpool news. Liverpool are heavily interested in Cody Gakpo of PSV. After Salah, now Mane wants a bumper contract too. Liverpool won't give both of them big contracts, are prepared to invest heavily if both leave this summer. Mane talking to two clubs (Bayern is one) indirectly via agent. Others of interest has been mentioned in press I think (Tchoumeni, Tonali, Bellingham brothers, Vitinha, Fabio Vieira, Ramsay, Bowen).
    giridharanNagendraindian_goonerkartik91
  • giridharangiridharan Washington D.C2886 Points
    No Tonali please lord no!
  • The real AGThe real AG 3317 Points
    Milan don't want to sell. 
    giridharan
  • indian_goonerindian_gooner 3137 Points
    premier league showdown on last day after liverpool beat southampton 2-1
    thebeautifulgameThe real AGNagendraashindiamunna219777
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