Nick Candy denies forming £9.3bn consortium to buy Chelsea with Boehly and Wyss as he REFUSES to work with Spurs fan

NICK CANDY is NOT exploring the possibility of forming a super consortium to buy his boyhood club Chelsea.

The European champions were put up for sale just before Russian owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK government.

And report by Sky Sports claimed talks were underway about the possibility of Chelsea fan Candy forming a super consortium with other interested buyers.

But Candy has denied the 'unsubstantiated' claim that he was in talks to team up with Todd Boehly, Tottenham fan Jonathan Goldstein and Hansjorg Wyss – who boast a combined net worth of more than £9.3BILLION.

A spokesperson for Candy told SunSport: "This is a completely unsubstantiated rumour.

"There are no talks underway with Nick Candy and the Todd Boehly and Jonathan Goldstein consortium, not least because Mr Candy does not want a lifelong Spurs fan as part of the future ownership of Chelsea Football Club.”

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The businessman has promised Chelsea fans a seat on its board if he is successful in his attempts to buy the west London side.

Speaking before Sunday's 1-0 win over newly mega-rich Newcastle, Candy said: "I've supported Chelsea since I was the age of four.

"My dad was asked to play for Chelsea. I love Chelsea.

"I don't mind where it ends up, even if it's not with me, as long as it's in safe hands.

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"One hundred per cent [the fans need to be included in ownership] and they should be involved. Both on the board and economically."

Candy's bid to buy Chelsea could be rivalled by another consortium, with one of the individuals involved believed to be worth an eye watering £20bn.

The Ricketts family – who own MLB's Chicago Cubs – could join forces with billionaire hedge fund tycoon Ken Griffin.

A formal offer will reportedly be lodged on Friday.

A spokesman for the consortium confirmed: "The Ricketts Family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, can confirm they will be leading an investment group that will make a formal bid for Chelsea Football Club this Friday.

"As long-time operators of an iconic professional sports team, the Ricketts Family and their partners understand the importance of investing for success on the pitch, while respecting the traditions of the club, the fans and the community.

"We look forward to sharing further details of our plans in due course."

Ghanaian gold mine owner Bernard Antwi Boasiako also remains interested in buying the Blues.

Boasiako's wealth is unknown but figures in his homeland suggest it could be up to £76million – and isn't deterred by Abramovich's £3bn price tag.

He would like to bring in the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Vinicius Jr and SELL Romelu Lukaku.

A spokesman for Boasiako told Sportsmail: "Bernard Antwi Boasiako is exploring a potential offer for Chelsea. Discussions with various parties involved in the sale have taken place.

"Chelsea has a lasting legacy in Africa, players like Didier Drogba and Michael Essien are legends of the club; the opportunity to enhance the club's reputation in Africa is a very tempting prospect.

"Restoring stability and ensuring there are no job losses are among the priorities."

Abramovich's asset freeze has heavily affected Chelsea.

The Blues are unable to sell home or away match tickets, as well as club merchandise.

Players cannot be bought, sold or have their contract renewed- running the risk of losing three star centre-backs.

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