There is Celebration at Stamford Bridge as UK Government will now seek to agree deal with Roman Abramovich over £1.5b Chelsea debt.
According to Ben Jacobs, a deal is set to be made between Abramovich and the DCMS in order for the £1.5 billion in debt at Chelsea to be written off and put into equity.
However, a sale of the west London side is set to be completed in the next few weeks, with the reigning World and European Champions being put up for sale at the beginning of March.
Raine Group, who are overseeing the sale, have made a shortlist of three bidders who are through to the next stages of the process.
The report also claim that members of the UK Government will not ‘pick or influence’ Raine Group’s preferred bidder, with their role only being to license the sale of the club.
Raine, the merchant bank have denied any speculation over potential delays in the takeover process, and they are still set to pick their preferred bidder by the end of April.
It was thought that the shortlist of three bidders would be cut down to two, but this is now believed to not be the case.
Sir Martin Broughton, Todd Boehly and Stephen Pagliuca are the top bids leaders to take over the club.
Reports have also suggested that the aforementioned bidders have been asked to guarantee their ownership of the club by the year 2032.
Frenkie de Jong is not showing his best level this season in Barcelona, and this has set off alarms in the club since there are many who doubt his potential to be part of the starting eleven of Xavi Hernandez. The culé team is going to restructure the squad in the next transfer market, many players are going to leave and many others are going to arrive, the Dutch midfielder is not going to be among the exits.
The newspaper Sport echoes Jordi Cruyff’s statements after yesterday’s defeat against Rayo Vallecano where he stated that, Frenkie De Jong was not going to leave the club next summer market. From the club he fully trusts the Dutch midfielder and they are not going to sit down with any club to listen to offers for the alleged sale of him. “We are not going to sell Frenkie de Jong in the next transfer market, he is a player we fully trust for the future of our club”.
The level of Frenkie de Jong this season at Barcelona is leaving a lot of doubts since it is not at the level it had been showing years ago, and this has made the fans start to get impatient given that, it is one of the most expensive signings of the team given that it cost a whopping €86 million and it seems that it is stagnant. The Dutchman has plenty of quality and potential to get out of this situation and this is what the club’s sports management trusts, they will do everything possible to keep him at the club.