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Chelsea Bidders Start Cozying Up to Fans and Politicians

  • Participants in race for Chelsea consider fans’ involvement
  • Chelsea supporters say concerns remain over Ricketts family
Chelsea FC as Sanctioned Russian Billionaire Abramovich Looks For $3.9 Billion
Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Bidders hunting a deal for the ownership of Chelsea Football Club are turning their sights to the football club’s supporters and local politicians for an advantage.

Numerous participants in the race for one of the top clubs in the English Premier League are consulting on the role that fans will play in a successful bid, said Tracey Crouch, the former sports minister who recently led a review on football ownership and finance.