Afridi’s team held a meeting this afternoon (Wednesday) with a sports and legal agency in the UK. There’s a bunch of investors who are interested in Chelsea Football Club,” the source said.
“They believe it’s the right time and opportunity to invest in football. And someone from Asia should come and invest. They are in a negotiation with them right now.”
Afridi and his group of investors are likely to face stiff competition from Swiss billionaire Hansjoerg Wyss who claimed to have received an offer from Abramovich.
The Russian oligarch bought Chelsea in June 2003 before turning the London club into one of the biggest teams in Europe with his wealth.
Chelsea won five Premier League titles as well as five FA Cup trophies since Abramovich took over the club in 2003.
The Blues have also won the Champions League twice (2012, 2021).