Chelsea FC: British Cypriot billionaire Nick Candy "still interested in" buying club despite Roman Abramovich sanctions

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Cypriot Greek property developer Nick Candy remains interested in buying English Premier League club Chelsea after the UK government sanctioned owner Roman Abramovich on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the 49-year-old did not disclose the amount of a potential bid.

"We are examining the details of yesterday's announcement and we are still interested in making a bid​," said Candy's spokesperson in a statement to CNN, referring to the new UK government sanctions on Abramovich.

"Clearly this is a time of great uncertainty for all Chelsea fans," added the statement. "In our view, no one is the owner of a football club -- you are the custodian of it for the fans and the community."

Earlier this month Abramovich announced his intention to sell Chelsea, as it is "in the best interest of the Club, the fans, the employees, as well as the Club's sponsors and partners."


Nick Candy is a luxury property developer and interior designer. He is the brother of Christian Candy and together they are two of the richest developers in the UK.