CHELSEA bidder Todd Boehly has added former government advisor Danny Finkelstein to his consortium.

The American is one of a number of prospective buyers looking to complete a takeover of the West London crisis club.

Todd Boehly is aiming to buy the Blues


Todd Boehly is aiming to buy the BluesCredit: AFP
Danny Finkelstein could become a non-executive director at Chelsea


Danny Finkelstein could become a non-executive director at ChelseaCredit: Jack Hill/The Times

As tomorrow’s deadline for offers approaches, Boehly has gotten Finkelstein on board.

The 59-year-old is a former celebrity PR executive and has advised previous Conservative governments.

Prime Ministers he has worked with include John Major, David Cameron and Theresa May.

Should Boehly’s bid be successful, Bloomberg claim that Chelsea fan Finkelstein would be appointed a non-executive director at Stamford Bridge.

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Confirming his involvement on Twitter, Finkelstein wrote: “I am delighted to be part of the Todd Boehly consortium seeking to buy Chelsea FC.

“I think this is like that goal Super Frank scored in injury time against Stoke City to win the game and all three points, when, with only three minutes of normal time left, we were about to lose.

“These are smart guys, who don’t just have the money to invest, they get how to use it.

“They understand about data and they understand about fans. I’m really
excited about the plans for fan involvement which I believe in strongly. I want Chelsea to be pioneers.


Barbara Charone is also involved in Boehly's bid


Barbara Charone is also involved in Boehly’s bidCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

“I’m passionate about Chelsea to the point of eccentricity. I want owners who will invest but are also insightful and use modern methods to keep our club on top of the world. I believe Todd Boehly would be just such an owner.

“This is a bid from fervent sports fans, really successful backers of champions.

“Just look at the LA Dodgers, what they have invested and what they have won.


“Jonathan Goldstein is also a brilliant man and really knows his football. We’d be lucky to have him. And as for Spurs? At Chelsea we sing songs for talented people who see the light and come to the Bridge.

“This bid knows who we are. It’s proper Chels.”

He is currently a journalist working for The Times.

Another Blues supporter that would become a non-executive director is Barbara Charone.

The prospective board member is also a PR expert, having founded the music firm MBC PR in 2000 – who count Madonna and Rod Stewart among their clients.

Boehly is already involved in sport, as owner of MLB team the LA Dodgers.

He has reportedly made an offer for the Blues alongside Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss.

The duo have a number of competitors also looking to complete a purchase.

London-based equity firm Aethel Partners entered the race today.

While the Saudi Media Group headed by Mohamed Alkhereihi have reportedly made a £2.7billion offer.

Chelsea season ticket holder Nick Candy is also believed to be putting a consortium together to try an buy his boyhood club.

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Nicky Candy, middle, is among candidates interested in buying Chelsea


Nicky Candy, middle, is among candidates interested in buying ChelseaCredit: Rex

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