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Boston Celtics owner Stephen Pagliuca has also made the shortlist of potential Chelsea owners.
Pagliuca also owns the Italian football team Atalanta and is the fourth bidder to win the bid.
He joins Tom Ricketts, Todd Boehly and Sir Martin Broughton in the next round of applications for the Blues.
However, Tom Ricketts still faces an uphill battle to convince fans he can run the club their way.
A statement from Chelsea Supporters’ Trust said: “Chelsea Supporters’ Trust is grateful to the Ricketts family for joining us this week. We’ve challenged them on every issue that backers have raised concerns about.
“However, our concerns about their ability to lead an inclusive, successful club on behalf of our diverse supporter base around the world have not yet been allayed.”
But Chelsea’s board – not the Raine Group – will reportedly decide who will become the Blues’ new owner.
The Raine Group has played a key role in reducing the large group of would-be owners to just four prospects.
But it has been reported that they only advise Chelsea’s board, which is made up of Marina Granovskaia, Bruce Buck, Eugene Tenenbaum and David Barnard.
The Blues’ ownership debacle could reportedly be settled by the end of April.
According to the Evening Standard, Raine Group has told all potential owners they could make a decision on the Blues sale next month.
Finally, Roman Abramovich may not be there to sell the club as he is reportedly playing the mediator between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his American adversary Joe Biden in Poland.
The oligarch took the train to Poland on Thursday using his Portuguese passport, reports said.
TVN reporter Jakob Stachowiak said on social media: “Yesterday he secretly came to Poland from Ukraine on the Smart Train.
“Interestingly, he used a Portuguese passport. There may be an informal meeting with the President. Did Putin send a billionaire?
“The oligarch came to Poland from the territory of Ukraine, where he allegedly spoke with President Volodymir Zelenskyy.”
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