Saudi Media NOT buying Chelsea, Lukaku ‘says goodbye to team-mates as he plots Inter return’, Blues CAN sell tickets

Good morning Chelsea fans

Ian Wright says it’s unfair Conor Gallagher will not be allowed to play for Crystal Palace in their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea and admitted he’d have been ‘devastated’ if it had ever happened to him during his playing days.

The pundit said on his Wrighty’s House podcast: “If you’ve let a player go from the start of the season then yes he’s your player.

“For Conor Gallagher to go to Palace and take them to the levels. He’s one of the main reasons they’re doing what they’re doing.

“He’s helped get them to a semi-final at Wembley which is what we all dream of as professionals and he can’t play because his parent club is there. There’s something not fair about that. I’d be devastated if I was in his position.”

Meanwhile, Man City are monitoring the progress of England newbie Tyrick Mitchell.

City are in the market for a new left-back and are keeping track of the youngster’s progress, as are Chelsea, Newcastle and Tottenham.

Elsewhere, potential new Chelsea owner Nick Candy is reportedly receiving backing from AC Milan’s American owners.

Sky News claims Candy has now added American hedge fund group Elliot Management to his team.

The New York-based investor, a global leader in finance and boardroom activism which has £39bn in assets, owns Serie A table toppers AC Milan.

Another Blues bidder Tom Ricketts’ controversial bid to buy Chelsea has surprise backing — from a leading US Muslim.

The Chicago Cubs baseball outfit’s owner has lodged a formal offer for Roman Abramovich’s Blues.

But political fallout from his father’s views on race are dogging the campaign.

Ricketts’ Christian dad Joe claimed Muslims are ‘my natural enemy’ in emails which surfaced in 2019 and now some Chelsea fans do not want the family gaining control of their club.

But in a shock move, the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Chicago has come out in support of the Ricketts camp.

And finally, Chelsea can sell tickets again after having their special license altered by the UK government.

The Blues had been banned from flogging tickets to fans since Roman Abramovich had his assets frozen earlier this month.

This resulted in just 600 away season ticket holders being able to attend their FA Cup clash at Middlesbrough last weekend.

But that situation has now been rectified – meaning that the Blues will not have to play their Champions League quarter-final home leg against Real Madrid behind closed doors.

They will now also be able to have Chelsea fans in attendance at the FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at Wembley – as well as for their remaining Premier League games.

Money generated from ticket sales will go directly to the Premier League, who will decide where to pass the revenue on.


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