British businessman Nick Candy is “actively exploring a number of options for a potential bid” to buy Chelsea Football Club.
Candy is trying to form a consortium with a number of international investors and believes his background as a property developer could give him an advantage with any plans to rebuild Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea announced plans for a new 60,000 seat stadium on the Stamford Bridge site in 2015, but the project was put on hold indefinitely three years later.
A spokesperson of Candy released a statement:
“Nick Candy is actively exploring a number of options for a potential bid for Chelsea. Any bid would be made in conjunction with another party, or consortium, and we have serious interest from several international partners. Mr. Candy has a huge affinity with Chelsea. His father was asked to play for the club and he has been watching matches at Stamford Bridge since the age of four.”
Former owner Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale last week because of the ongoing crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Candy has a net worth of $1.1 billion.
His profile states:
“Nick Candy is a British luxury property developer and interior designer who has a net worth of $1.1 billion. Nick Candy was born October 19, 1973. He is best known as the second half of the property development/design team Candy & Candy, based in London, England and particularly notable for its über-luxury condo One Hyde Park in London, one of the priciest residential projects in the world.”
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