Britain’s richest man offers to buy Chelsea from Abramovich

2163, Jim Ratcliffe

In the wake of UK’s failure to renew Roman Abramovich’s visa, British richest man, Jim Ratcliffe, has reportedly asked the Chelsea FC owner to sell the premiership giant to him.

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According to local reports, Ratcliffe, 65, who has an estimated wealth of £21billion, has offered about £2billion for the club.

It is however, understood that Abramovich has rejected the offer with reports that the Russian remains committed to the club, which he bought in 2003 in a deal worth £140million.

Mr Ratcliffe is a Chelsea season ticket holder – although he also supports Manchester United – and already owns a football club in Switzerland, Lausanne-Sport.

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