EPL: Chelsea’s potential new owner makes promise to fans

Chelsea’s potential new owner, British billionaire, Nick Candy has made a promise to the club’s fans.

Candy has vowed to give Chelsea fans a seat on the board if his bid to buy the Blues from Roman Abramovich is successful.

The 49-year-old is in talks with financiers as he looks to form a consortium to buy the Premier League giants and will push ahead despite Abramovich being sanctioned by the UK government.

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There had been suggestions that Abramovich would be unable to sell Chelsea after his assets were frozen, but the UK government is prepared to sanction a deal if the Russian billionaire does not benefit financially from the sale.

Chelsea are believed to have received over ten credible offers for the club.

However, Candy, a property developer and a Chelsea fan, is hoping it will be his bid that gains the backing of supporters.

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“We welcome the news that the sale of the club will be conducted quickly,” a spokesperson for Candy told Sky News on Sunday.

“This is a reassuring development for fans after a week of great uncertainty.

“Mr Candy cares hugely about the future of the club [Chelsea] and believes that the fans and the community are central to its continued success.

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“Should his bid be successful, Mr Candy would advocate for a fan representative to join the board, so supporters become part of the decision-making process.”

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