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Turkish billionaire in negotiations to buy Chelsea

Turkish businessman Muhsin Bayrak claims to be in negotiations with Roman Abramovich’s lawyers to purchase Chelsea Football Club.

After listing Chelsea for sale on Wednesday, Abramovich has already had plenty of interest as well as bids for the club as his 19 year run as owner comes to an end.

Chelsea had received interest from Switzerland, USA and now Turkey with Bayrak appearing to be joining the race to takeover the reigns at Stamford Bridge.

Bids will be accepted by the American merchant bank, the Raine Group until March 15 as they set a deadline. But they insist a sale will not be rushed through.

“We are not going to rush anything. It is very important that Chelsea have the right owner to guide the club forward,” CEO Joe Ravitch stated.

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