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McGregor keen to 'explore' deal to buy Chelsea
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Peter Thompson
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Conor McGregor says he wants to buy Chelsea
Conor McGregor says he wants to buy Chelsea

UFC star Conor McGregor has expressed an interest in buying Chelsea.

Roman Abramovich purchased the European and world champions back in 2003 but has confirmed he is selling up. 

The 55-year-old Russian billionaire gave "stewardship and care" of the London club to its foundation trustees following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss says he was among those to be offered Chelsea.

And now McGregor has suggested he would be keen to lodge an offer of £3billion.

The Irishman tweeted: "I wish to explore this @ChelseaFC."

McGregor previously declared on social media he would do "big things" with Manchester United if he were to buy the club.

Wyss, 86, told Swiss newspaper Blick he will only be willing to make the purchase if he can put together a consortium of investors.

He said: "Like all other oligarchs, he is in a panic.  

"Abramovich is trying to sell all his villas in England. He also wants to get rid of Chelsea quickly. 

"I and three other people received an offer on Tuesday to buy Chelsea from Abramovich.

"I have to wait four to five days now. Abramovich is currently asking far too much. You know, Chelsea owe him £2bn.

"But Chelsea have no money. It means, those who buy Chelsea must compensate Abramovich [for the debts].

"As of today, we don't know the exact selling price. I can well imagine starting at Chelsea with partners, but I have to examine the general conditions first.

"But what I can already say, I'm definitely not doing something like this alone. If I buy Chelsea, then [I'd buy] with a consortium consisting of six to seven investors."

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