Nice: Chelsea takeover candidate, Ratcliffe re-confirmed "commitment" to the gym

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Jim Ratcliffe, officially a candidate for the takeover of Chelsea, assured in a press release published on Friday that his offer had no effect on his commitment to Nice. The British billionaire wants to continue to “take care of the club and its future”.

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Yes, he wants to be the new owner of Chelsea. No, she has no plans to leave OGC Nice. Jim Ratcliffe wanted to speak in a press release published Friday evening on the Eaglets site, hours after XXL offered up to 4.25 billion pounds (about 5 billion euros) to acquire the Blues. A form of development for the 69-year-old British billionaire, owner of chemical giant Ineos and who considered positioning himself at Chelsea in 2019 before returning to Nice.

“The Ineos Group confirms that it has made an offer to acquire the Chelsea club. We do not know at the moment whether we will be successful in our approach, but we want to reassure everyone involved in OGC Nice. Nothing is our commitment to Jim”, may we read in its press release. “I live close to Nice and I am completely immersed and committed to the success of the club. And I am glad that under the guidance of Christophe (Gaultier), we have reached the final of the Coupe (de France). I will live with the ambition that we lift this trophy.”

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“We will continue to take care of the club”

And to conclude: “We brought Christophe to the OGC Nice to win and that objective has not changed. I want to see us play in the European Cup next season, and I can assure you that we care for the club and it.” Will continue to do. Future.” The gym could also win a European spot through the championship, as opposed to Nantes on 7 May in the final of the Coupe de France. Andy Delorte’s teammate is sixth in the standings, two points from the podium, before moving to Bordeaux on Sunday (5:05 pm) for the 35th day of Ligue 1.

If Ratcliffe’s offer for Chelsea is too high, its consequences on the sales process remain to be seen. American billionaire Todd Boehley, co-owner of the Dodgers baseball franchise, will be the biggest favorite to buy Chelsea, according to British media. Despite Ratcliffe’s last-minute offer, he could quickly enter the exclusive conversation.

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