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Chelsea sale: American billionaire, Griffin makes promise to Blues fans

American billionaire, Ken Griffin, has promised Chelsea fans that he will help build ‘the most competitive team possible’ if the Ricketts family consortium successfully buys the West London club.

Chelsea has been forced to find new owners following the UK government sanctions against Roman Abramovich.

Abramovich was sanctioned due to his links to Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.

Abramovich’s 19-year tenure as Chelsea owner is set to come to an end, although it remains to be seen who will take over the Blues.

However, Griffin, who is reportedly worth over £20 billion, was in London with his siblings earlier this month in talks, alongside Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert as the group forms a consortium.

Aggregate capital of £50 billion would take control of Chelsea if a takeover was to come to fruition.

And Griffin has now displayed his delight at the bid forming ahead of a potential move.

“I’m thrilled to come together with my long-time friends and partners, the Ricketts Family and Dan Gilbert, who have built legendary championship teams,” Griffin said as quoted by Express UK.

“All of us love to compete and, even more, we love to win. Our group will work closely together to put the most competitive team on the pitch every year. If selected, we will validate the trust placed in us to continue Chelsea’s winning tradition while delivering a terrific game-day experience for the fans.”

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