LONDON, 24 May. (DPA/PE) –
The Premier League has approved on Tuesday the proposed acquisition of Chelsea by Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium, as announced by the English league after ratifying that the agreement meets the conditions.
The co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boehly, had already agreed to a purchase of the ‘blues’ for 4,960 million euros and the property of the Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich – now yes – is about to end his term after 19 years.
A statement from the Premier League on Tuesday indicates that “the Premier League Board today approved the proposed acquisition of Chelsea Football Club by the Todd Boehly/Clearlake Consortium.” “The purchase is subject to the Government issuing the required sales license and the satisfactory completion of the final stages of the transaction,” the statement added.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman earlier confirmed that the government had started talks with “international partners” to help push through the sale of Chelsea.
Russian-Israeli billionaire Abramovich has hoped for some time that he could meet the government’s expectations on how to handle his $1.5 billion loan to Chelsea.
Abramovich, 55, is believed to be confident those demands have been met, which would ultimately pave the way for Downing Street to sign off on the sale. The Premier League statement added: “The Board has applied the Premier League Owners and Directors Test (OADT) to all potential directors and has carried out the necessary due diligence. The members of the Consortium buying the club are affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, LP, Todd Boehly, Hansjorg Wyss and Mark Walter.”
“Chelsea FC will now work with the relevant governments to obtain the necessary licenses to complete the acquisition,” the Premier’s note states, explaining that government sources are optimistic that an agreement with Chelsea will be reached on Tuesday. the night, but they said “it will be until the end”.