The idea of supporters having a role in the new ownership of Chelsea Football Club has been mentioned several times.
But that could come true as a fan-led group has held talks with two leading bidders over having a share in the club.
True Blues Consortium, co-founded by former captain and club legend John Terry, have revealed that they have spoken to two groups that are leading the race to sign the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Reports have circulated that the price of the overall sale could go beyond £2.5billion. and, according to Sky News, the consortium would like to purchas a 10% stake in the club.
Sandford Loudon, a representative of True Blues Consortium recently said: “’Thousands of supporters and dedicated fans have contributed over £100m to True Blues. We’re having positive discussions with the two leading bidders and the bank in charge of the transaction, and our primary goal is to ensure that Chelsea fans have a voice during these unprecedented times.
“We are defending our valuable club’s history and principles and hope that by allowing fans to own a piece of Chelsea FC. This ground-breaking new model will change how football teams are run.”
There have been no details as to who Terry’s consortium has spoken to, or information about just how successful the talks were. Raine Group, who have been enrolled to handle the sale, are keen to ‘present a preferred bid’ to the government in mid-April.
Bidding will end on April the 11th and the group are planning on giving themselves a week to settle on which option they think is best for Chelsea. True Blues Consortium will be hoping that their name is mentioned on several occasions during those talks.