Chelsea attract interest from two NBA franchise owners

Chelsea attract interest from two NBA franchise owners

The search for new owners at Chelsea continues, as Roman Abramovich is having to sell the club after facing sanctions due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but no progress has been made just yet.

There are, though, a number of interested parties surrounding the Stamford Bridge club, with the European champions aware of the immediate need to find new owners.

Two potential buyers come from the world of NBA, with the owners of the Toronto Raptors and the Boston Celtics both keen.

Larry Tanenbaum of the Raptors and Stephen Pagliuca of the Celtics are interested in a joint-bid to buy Chelsea, as reported by Sky Sports.

Tanenbaum has experience in sports beyond basketball as well, having a part in NHL side and fellow Canadian franchise the Toronto Maple Leafs.

He also has ties to the construction industry. Pagliuca, meanwhile, recently acquired shares in Serie A side Atalanta.

Those would need to be sold should he go ahead and purchase Chelsea, despite only having completed his purchase in the Bergamo club this calendar year.

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