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Chelsea owners: It’s not my business – Tuchel reacts to Raine Group’s latest decision


Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that it is none of his business as American bank, Raine Group, gave the four bidders looking to buy the Blues until next week to present their final bids to purchase the West London club.

Tuchel said this on Friday during his pre-match press conference ahead of Chelsea’s away Premier League tie with Southampton on Saturday.

Recall that the initial deadline to make improved offers was set for Monday, but it has now been pushed back by “a small number of days”.

The prospective buyers were informed after Chelsea lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday that they would need to submit binding takeover proposals before next week ends

The bidding process is being overseen by Raine Group, who were appointed by Roman Abramovich.

Abramovich asked Raine to find buyers for Chelsea, before his assets were frozen by the British Government in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Asked if he was disappointed the deadline for takeover bids had been extended, Tuchel said: “Oh, I didn’t know this. Is it? OK, it is what it is. It’s a process. I am sure the people who take care about the process, our board and government and the other side, the people who make the bid, take care and are aware of the urgency and take care of it as fast as possible.

“It is none of my business actually, it’s not an upset. I am not involved heavily in the daily process of that. No, it’s not a new concern. The situation in general, the situation. We know about it, we can handle it.”

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