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Jim Ratcliffe Courts Chelsea Fans While Awaiting Bid Answer

  • Ineos founder has made 4.25 billion-pound offer for Chelsea FC
  • Ratcliffe looks to rival Todd Boehly for control of club
Jim Ratcliffe

Jim Ratcliffe

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British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe is trying to build momentum for his late bid for Chelsea Football Club, as he waits for those handling the sale to respond to his 4.25 billion-pound ($5.3 billion) offer.

The founder of chemicals group Ineos Group Ltd. has held early-stage discussions with the influential Chelsea Supporters’ Trust about the merits of his proposal, which he announced last week.