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Todd Boehly set to be named as preferred bidder to buy Chelsea

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La Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly is set to win the auction to claim Chelsea – notwithstanding a last-gasp bid by Sir Jim Ratcliffe.

Tycoon Ratcliffe, former Britain’s most richest man, and his Ineos group declared they were making a £4.25bn offer to purchase out the Blues notwithstanding having reduced most, if not all, connection with any interest two months ago.

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Ineos promised to be “a British bid, for a British club”, vowing to spend £1.75bn over the next decade on the team and an “organic” rebuild of Stamford Bridge.

But within two hours it emerged that Boehly’s group, which includes Switzerland’s richest man, Hansjorg Wyss and has also enlisted former Chancellor George Osborne, had already been given preferred status.

The other two consortiums, one led by former Liverpool chairman Sir Martin Broughton – backed by Lewis Hamilton and Lord Seb Coe – and the other by Boston Celtics and Atalanta part-owner Stephen Pagliuca, were informed they were effectively out of the running.

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Boehly’s team, though, were told they had been granted a “period of exclusivity” to discuss the final terms and conditions of a takeover package.

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‘That is what they didn’t do’ – Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

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'That is what they didn't do' - Erik explains what his boys failed to do at Brentford loss

Talking his disappointment at Manchester United’s 4-0 misfortune to Brentford this Saturday, Erik ten Hag said in his post-match interview: “Difficult for me and a surprise. The team has to take the responsibility and I feel sorry for the fans, we let them down.

“I asked them [the players] to play with belief and take responsibility, that is what they didn’t do.

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“Only when we stick together we will overcome it — don’t get me wrong, the manager is the main responsibility and I take that but I have to give them belief and they have to get it by themselves.

“Mistakes are part of football, you have to keep going but you have [to] especially act — It [three subs at half-time] was about bringing fresh ones. I could have changed all eight others as well.”

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Ten Hag has plainly not kept down in his evaluation and United just have themselves to fault for this wreck.

The Red Devils are currently winless in their first two Premier League games, having conceded six goals as of now.

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Source: Sky Sports

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot

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Man Utd reach all agreement on personal conditions for Adrien Rabiot
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As per RMC Sport writer Sacha Tavolieri, a level two source, Manchester United have agreed with Veronique Rabiot based on personal conditions for her son Adrien.

United have previously settled on an exchange with Juventus and were just trusting that Rabiot will green-light the arrangement.

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The 27-year-old was reportedly demanding a pay rise, a regular place in the starting XI and a signing-on bonus to move to Old Trafford. It’s unclear if United have agreed to all those demands.

Director of Football John Murtough flew to Italy on Friday to meet with Veronique and Adrien. It looks like the meeting was successful after all.

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Rabiot is expected to sign a contract till 2026 and will be in Manchester next week to complete his medical.

Source: Sacha Tavolieri @ Twitter | Tribuna

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SPOTTED! Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal defeat

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Fofana possibly saying goodbye to Leicester fans after Arsenal loss

Wesley Fofana has been spotted heading toward Leicester City fans after the 4-2 defeat to Arsenal.

He was the first player to do as such while others were talking and swapping shirts. Solely after that, the rest of the team joined him.

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It is accepted that the player might have said his farewell to Leicester supporters. The middle back is overall intensely connected with Chelsea.

What’s more, Todd Boehly apparently was at the Emirates during the game.

The Blues could land the 21-year-old in the coming weeks.

Source: Tribuna

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