Saudi Arabian billionaire now a new possible contender to buy Chelsea off Abramovich


Another high-profile businessman has been added to the ever-growing list of people who reportedly want to buy Chelsea. 

According to ITV, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is now in contention to take over Roman Abramovich’s empire.

Who is Prince Alwaleed bin Talal?

Prince Alwaleed made his fortunes by founding the Kingdom Holding Company, an investment enterprise that covers equity, hotels and real estate & domestics.

He also has shares in Citigroup and 21st Century Fox, whilst simultaneously owning property in Saudi Arabia.

In 2016, the 66-year-old joined Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Coalition, promising a $50m (Forbes) injection.

Along with Prince Alwaleed, ITV name Pakistani businessman Javed Afridi, who owns Pakistan Super League side Peshawar Zalmi, as a contender.

Todd Boehly and Hansjorg Wyss made the list, two names that have cropped up repeatedly in the past few days.

According to the Telegraph, the pair are planning to join forces and acquire the Blues together.

There is a lot of money swirling around Stamford Bridge at the moment, but who will take the plunge and sign the cheque?

Although Chelsea supporters will demand the right man for the job, the end of this new ownership roundabout cannot come soon enough.