“We have reached a certain stage” – Turkish billionaire confirms interest in Chelsea takeover; reveals “90% chance”

Turkish businessman Mushin Bayrak is one of the moneybags that have been linked with buying Chelsea ever since Russian billionaire Roman Abrahmovich put the club up for sale following the recent tensions in the international plane.

Reports emerged last Friday that Mushin Bayrak was willing to fly the Turkish flag in London with a bid for Chelsea, a story the businessman himself has now confirmed by stating that there would be a meeting between all parties on Thursday.

Speaking To Oda Tv as quoted by Sport Witness, he said: “We have reached a certain stage. Our law and finance department will start talks with theirs in London on Thursday. That’s the way it is at this point. On Thursday, we will notify the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP). People are talking about it, we made some progress in the talks, and the world believes we have a 90% chance of completing the deal. Abramovich thinks the same.”

The businessman also reportedly explained that he would ‘take on’ the whole debt at Chelsea, which is said to stand at around £680m but he refused to particularly confirm the rumours as regards the figure for his bid which the British media reported to be at around £2.5 billion.

“I won’t tell you. We need to manage this process very well, or we will lose. There are countries in the world that don’t want Turkey to buy it. Let’s keep this a little secret. Let’s get the consent by Thursday.” Bayrak said.

“We didn’t give that price (£2.5bn) to the British press. Our offer is under that, I’ll at least say that.”

Fingers remain crossed till Thursday to see how the whole story unfolds and whether there is any iota of truth in the claims Mushin Bayrak has made. It is certainly gonna be a tough one with several businessmen reportedly interested in buying Chelsea as things stand.