Billionaire showing interest in Chelsea

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Scroll through the gallery to see the most expensi
Scroll through the gallery to see the most expensive players signed by Chelsea during Abramovich's reign, per Football Transfers
5. Christian Pulisic - bought for £57 million from
5. Christian Pulisic - bought for £57 million from Borussia Dortmund in 2019
4. Alvaro Morata - bought for £60 million from Rea
4. Alvaro Morata - bought for £60 million from Real Madrid in 2017
2. Kai Havertz - bought for £72 million from Bayer
2. Kai Havertz - bought for £72 million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2020
1. Romelu Lukaku - bought for £97.7 million from I
1. Romelu Lukaku - bought for £97.7 million from Inter Milan in 2021
3. Kepa Arrizabalaga - bought for £71 million from
3. Kepa Arrizabalaga - bought for £71 million from Athletic Bilbao in 2018

Following confirmation that Roman Abramovich is looking to sell Chelsea, a British billionaire has reportedly shown interest in buying the club. 

The Russian businessman announced on Wednesday evening that he is ready to end his 18-year tenure as the Premier League team's majority shareholder following pressure from the UK government over his alleged links with Russia president Vladimir Putin.  

It has been widely reported that the 55-year-old values his share of the London side at £3 billion (R61 billion), although he also understood to have written off the £1.5 billion (R30 billion) debt he is owed by the club.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the five most expensive players signed by Chelsea during Abramovich's reign, per Football Transfers

According to the Daily Mail, British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, said to be the wealthiest man in the United Kingdom, is among those interested in purchasing the Blues.  

He is believed to be considering putting in an offer via his Ineos empire, a multinational chemicals company that has previously ventured into the sports world with the Mercedes Formula One team in 2020 and their takeover of the cycling team formerly known as Team Sky. 

Ratcliffe, a Stamford Bridge season ticket holder, already owns two football clubs in Swiss Super League side FC Lausanne-Sport and Ligue 1 team OGC Nice, and has built up a net worth understood to be in the region of £6 billion (R123 billion).

Read: Abramovich puts Chelsea 'up for sale'

With this reported interest, along with that from two other unnamed groups, it is believed Abramovich will receive at least two concrete offers for Chelsea by the end of the week. 

Here are the wealthiest club owners in the EPL, and what their net worths are, per talkSPORT

4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke (£6.35 billion)
4. Arsenal – Stan Kroenke (£6.35 billion)
8. Manchester United – The Glazers (£3.5 billion)
8. Manchester United – The Glazers (£3.5 billion)
7. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis, pictured here wi
7. Tottenham Hotspur – Joe Lewis, pictured here with chairman Daniel Levy (£3.6 billion)
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang (£4.5
6. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Guo Guangchang (£4.5 billion)
2. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour (£22.9 billion
2. Manchester City – Sheikh Mansour (£22.9 billion)
9. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris (£3.36 billion)
9. Crystal Palace – Joshua Harris (£3.36 billion)
10. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (£
10. Leicester City – Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (£2.9 billion)
3. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich (£9.6 billion)
3. Chelsea – Roman Abramovich (£9.6 billion)
5. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris (£5.3 billion)
5. Aston Villa – Nassef Sawiris (£5.3 billion)
1. Newcastle United – Saudi Public Investment Fund
1. Newcastle United – Saudi Public Investment Fund (£320 billion)