Todd Boehly's consortium take tour of Chelsea's Cobham training ground as they look to complete historic takeover

TODD BOEHLY'S consortium take a tour of Chelsea's training ground as they look to complete an historic takeover of the club.

The American billionaire's group is just one of four remaining bidders – and all will have visited Cobham by Monday.

SunSport understands the Ricketts family have already visited the Surrey base and another bidder is expected today.

Our exclusive pictures show the 20-strong group – all suited and booted – walking around the complex.

Boehly is not among the group but did attend Stamford Bridge for Chelsea's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Karim Benzema's hat-trick put Thomas Tuchel's Champions League defence in doubt – hours before Boehly's associates are at Cobham.


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He jetted into London this week to hold talks about buying the crisis-hit Blues.

Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale last month amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine before being slapped with sanctions days later.

The oligarch initially wanted to pass it over for £3billion but UK Government restrictions mean he will not get a penny of the sale – which the Raine Group, a New York-based investment bank, are in charge of.

Reports suggested as many as 300 parties had expressed their interest in buying the Blues.

But after the list was cut down, just four bids made it through to the final shortlist with final bids needed by April 14.

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LA Lakers and LA Dodgers chief Boehly and Sir Martin Broughton are both heading up rival consortiums to buy the club.

The controversial Ricketts family – led by Chicago Cubs owner Tom – and US private equity investor Stephen Pagliuca are also in the running.

Boehly is CEO of Eldridge Industries – a private investment firm in Connecticut – and worth £4.7bn.

His consortium is made up of Swiss philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss and London-based property investor Jonathan Goldstein.

Billionaire Mark Walter – who co-owns the LA Dodgers with Boehly and is worth a whopping £3.3bn – is reportedly the latest to join the bid.

Despite being an incredibly busy businessman, Boehly has plenty of time for charity work.

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He is on the board of Faces – Finding a Cure for Epilepsy and Seizures – and the Brunswick School, a private school in Connecticut.

Boehly is also involved with helping the Prostate Cancer Foundation, as well as the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption – the only non-profit charity in North America dedicated to finding permanent homes for children in foster care.

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