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With Roman Abramovich selling Chelsea Football Club, it’s looking like the Chicago Cubs owners could be interested in making a purchase.
Earlier this week, some massive news broke out of London, with controversial Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich announcing he’s selling the club. From that moment, rumors have swirled on who could end up dropping top dollar to purchase the Blues.
How about the Ricketts family, who own the Chicago Cubs? According to Sky News, the family indeed is eyeing the soccer club, which is projected to be sold for around $4 billion. Could something end up getting done here?
Chelsea: Tom Ricketts Rickets family is interested in purchase
This really would be something, and baseball fans as a whole aren’t happy with this news dropping. As everyone knows, MLB is in the middle of its lockout and Opening Day has already been delayed. Right now, it’s completely up in the air when the season will be able to get started.
The owners won’t budge. Yet, while this is happening, the Cubs owners are ready to drop an insane amount of money for the Premier League club? It just doesn’t add up. Chelsea is of course receiving plenty of interest, as they’re one of the top teams in Europe.
Chelsea won the Champions League last season and they recently won the FIFA Club World Cup as well. With Thomas Tuchel as manager, Chelsea has completely turned things around and the additions of Romelu Lukaku, Thiago Silva, Kai Havertz and others has really excited the fanbase.
Soon enough, we should find out who Abramovich will be selling the club to. If the Ricketts do end up pulling this off, there’s going to be countless baseball fans who are going to be furious.