Nick Candy will offer fans a seat on Chelsea board and pump cash into crisis-club immediately as part of takeover bid
13th March 2022

PROPERTY tycoon Nick Candy has pledged to give Chelsea supporters a seat on the board should he be successful in buying the club.

The lifelong Blues fan, 49, is set to test Roman Abramovich's resolve of the West London outfit in a potential £2.5billion deal.

His proposal is said to include a £1.5bn plan for a rebuild of Stamford Bridge.

The Champions League holders are in a crisis with Abramovich being banned as a director by the Premier League.

And as a result of ties with Vladimir Putin in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the 55-year-old oligarch been sanctioned by the UK government.

Abramovich, who bought the club in 2003, must now sell his beloved side immediately.

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And despite the crippling sanctions imposed on Chelsea by the government, Candy revealed earlier in the week how he remains committed to buying them.

His spokesperson has now outlined the plans Candy has for Chelsea, which includes fans having a seat on the board.

Candy will also provide short-term funding immediately as he vows to make sure the club have the necessary resources available.

His chief of staff told SunSport: “We welcome the news that the sale of the club will be conducted quickly.

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“This is a reassuring development for fans after a week of great uncertainty.

“Mr Candy cares hugely about the future of the club and believes that the fans and the community are central to its continued success. 

“Should his bid be successful, Mr Candy would advocate for a fan representative to join the board so supporters become part of the decision-making process. 

“If the club requires money to operate in the short-term, Mr Candy would be happy to help ensure it has the necessary financial resources, subject to government approval.”

Candy was in attendance to watch Chelsea face Newcastle on Sunday where he spoke of his bid to buy Chelsea.

He told Sky Sports: "I’ve supported Chelsea since the age of four. My dad was asked to play for Chelsea. I love Chelsea.

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“I don’t mind where it ends up, even if it is not with me, as long as it is in safe hands.”

Asked whether fans should be involved in the ownership, he added: "100 per cent. They should be involved in the ownership, both on the board and economically.”

SunSport have exclusively revealed how Chelsea have been given a £110m lifeline to ensure they can finish the season.

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