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Report: Chelsea could be sold soon as the Abramovich-era comes to an end

Chelsea are set for another chapter in the club’s history with a new owner on course to emerge in the coming days.

Under the stewardship of Roman Abramovich, The Blues established themselves as one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, winning the Premier League five times, winning the Champions League twice, being crowned FA Cup winners five times and lifting the Europa League trophy twice.

Chelsea have been put up for sale by Abramovich, who has been under scrutiny of late due to his ties with Vladimir Putin in the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Several suitors have registered their interest in purchasing the club and a three-man shortlist is expected to be released on Wednesday at the latest by the Raine Group. The latter have been assessing various bids made since last Friday’s deadline.

A consortium led by Todd Boehly, Jonathan Goldstein and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss is one of the leading candidates to get a deal over the line.

Chicago Cubs owners, the Ricketts family, are also optimistic with their bid after teaming up with hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin.

British mogul Nick Candy has recruited ex-Chelsea player and manager Gianluca Vialli to aid his quest as Vialli remains a popular figure within the Chelsea community.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding Stamford Bridge in recent weeks, the European champions have been excellent having won all but one of their last 13 games across all competitions.

Thomas Tuchel said on Saturday that he hoped the process to find a new owner for the club would be completed “as soon as possible” and his wait could be over soon.

Ahead of what is set to be a defining week, The Blues faithful will be eager to see who emerges successful in the race to acquire the club with the business end of the season coming up after the international break.

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