The media and fans of rival football clubs have been waiting with bated breath for any apparently little issue that might impede or prevent Chelsea FC’s sale for many months.
And just when we thought it was all over (it still is), new hysteria was reported yesterday by The BBC (below), among others, with major impediments’ to surmount, according to reports. And just as we thought everything was set (it still pretty much is).
NEW | Government set to approve Chelsea's £4.25bn sale to Boehly consortium but deal "still has major hurdles to overcome" with Portuguese and European authorities also needing to give green light https://t.co/DbJdlhvXoi pic.twitter.com/cxLZdWz6sL
— Dan Roan (@danroan) May 23, 2022
But, in all honesty, it was all for nothing, and, as usual, Ben Jacob’s Twitter account is the place to go for factual and non-sensational commentary on what’s really going on in the world. Throughout the ownership concerns, Ben has been really helpful and trustworthy, and it is clear that he has the most reliable sources on the subject.
He doesn’t sugarcoat things, and the fear dissipated as soon as he did. Imagine my astonishment. Chelsea is hopeful that they will be able to announce the deal this week, and no complications are expected, according to him.
As he said in the thread linked below, it will be ready by the middle of this week.
Chelsea are still fully confident of officially announcing the takeover by the middle of this week and expect UK Gov. approval by end of day tomorrow. Approval by the Portuguese government is NOT considered a significant or time-consuming hurdle, according to Chelsea sources.
— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) May 23, 2022