Chelsea will lose most expensive sportswear label – just one week after £ 4.25 billion takeover

Todd Boehly’s consortium completed a record takeover of Chelsea in May … yet that record is shattered by the richest family in America.

Todd Boehly's consortium has just completed a takeover of Chelsea worth £ 4.25 billion.
Todd Boehly’s consortium has just completed a takeover of Chelsea worth £ 4.25 billion.

Chelsea are poised to lose their label as the most expensive sports team in history with NFL side Denver Broncos close to being sold.

A consortium led by an American businessman Todd Boehly completed a takeover of the Blues in May, worth a whopping £ 4.25 billion. The new owners paid £ 2.5 billion to take over the Premier League club and has committed to invest an additional £ 1.75 billion in its infrastructure.

That deal does Chelsea the most expensive sports team in history, though they are going to lose that impressive label. The Broncos are expected to be bought by Rob Walton – heir to the Walmart fortune – for a staggering $ 4.5 billion (about £ 3.6 billion).

As reported by Forbes, Walton, 77, is ready to win the bid for the NFL franchise. The offer is supported by his daughter Carrie and her husband Greg Penner. The Walton family is the richest family in America, where Rob is said to be worth $ 59.1 billion (about £ 47.1 billion).

The Broncos are one of the most successful NFL teams in history, winning three of their eight Super Bowl appearances. They have also reached the finals 22 times, although they have not challenged for the Super Bowl since their most recent triumph in 2015.

Boehly had shown an initial interest in buying the Broncos and was moved into a second phase along with four other parties in late April, according to sources close to the process, but it did not progress into more serious consideration as it worked in conjunction with the offer to buy the Premier League club.







Three-time Super Bowl winners Denver Broncos are expected to become the most expensive sports team in history
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Josh Harris, la Crystal Palace a part owner who was also part of one of three finalists to take over at Stamford Bridge, was also among the five to have been linked with taking control of the NFL franchise.

Chelsea, meanwhile, are hoping to maintain their success following Boehly’s takeover in May. The Blues won the Champions LeagueUEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup since Thomas Tuchel was appointed manager in January 2021. They also reached the final of the FA Cup and EFL Cup, losing both games on penalties to Liverpool.

Chelsea were put up for sale in March when former owner Roman Abramovich was fined for having ties with Vladimir Putin, something he denies. that of Putin Russia invaded Ukraine in February and a devastating war in Eastern Europe has raged ever since.

The sanctions meant that the Blues could not operate to their full capacity, as the UK government had given them a special license to operate. They were unable to enter into new contracts with players and had their income streams limited to stop Abramovich from profiting.

Those sanctions no longer have an effect on Chelsea and Boehly’s consortium has promised to invest in the club. “We’re all in – 100 percent – every minute of every match,” Boehly said when the takeover was completed.

“Our vision as owners is clear: We want to make the fans proud. Along with our commitment to developing the youth team and getting the best talent, our plan is to invest in the club for the long term and build on Chelsea. A remarkable success story.”

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