Turkish billionaire Muhsin Bayrak claims that he has made a bid to buy Chelsea Football Club.
However, he is just one of several wealthy suitors who are thought to be lining up bids after Roman Abramovich put the club up for sale.
The decision from the Russian amid scrutiny around the Ukraine invasion and it is thought he is looking to sell in panic ahead of potential sanctions imposed against him by the government.
Here is everything we know about Muhsin Bayrak, whose claims are being treated with scepticism by some news outlets, including his reported net worth:
Who is Muhsin Bayrak? Turkish billionaire linked with buying Chelsea
Muhsin Bayrak is a Turkish billionaire and chairman of AB Group Holding, a construction and investment company founded in 1999.
Several publications are reporting that Bayrak has made a bid to buy Chelsea with Sky Sports approaching his representatives for comment.
Initially, Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak quoted Bayrak as saying: “We are discussing the terms of Chelsea’s purchase with Roman Abramovich’s lawyers. We are in the negotiation phase. We will fly the Turkish flag in London soon.”
Bayrak’s representatives told Sky Sports: “First of all yes the news is true. We submitted our offer.”
Muhsin Bayrak net worth
The Sun have reported that the Turkish billionaire has a net-worth totalling £8 billion.
The same figure is also quoted by EuroSport.
Roman Abramovich is said to be looking for a price in the region of £3 billion for Chelsea FC.
His AB Group Holding business was originally based in Istanbul but now operate in Italy, Spain and Greece.
Who else could buy Chelsea FC? Todd Boehly, Hansjorg Wyss and more
Ever since Roman Abramovhic put the club up for sale, several wealthy suitors have had their names linked with potential bids.
A consortium including American businessman Todd Boehly and Swiss Billionaire Hansjorg Wyss appear to be the front runners.
Boehly is the part owner of the LA Dodgers baseball team and LA Lakers Basketball team as well as the chairman and chief executive of investment company Eldridge Industries.
Chelsea fans will be familiar with the name after he tried to buy the club for £2 billion in 2019.
Wyss is the founder of medical manufacturing company Synthes Holding AG.
Another name who has been mentioned is Saudi Arabian royal Al Waleed bin Talal.
The 66-year old billionaire is the founder and majority owner of the Kingdom Holding Company and the most recent name to be linked with the Blues.
Meanwhile, reported interest from the club isn’t just coming from foreign businessmen.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, one of Britain's wealthiest men, is also being touted by some publications.
Ratcliffe is the co-founder of chemicals company Ineos and owner of two other football clubs, French Ligue 1 club Lille and Swiss Super League side FC Lausanne-Sport.
Finally, Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Conor McGregor has also gone on record with his interest in buying Chelsea.
In what is obviously being treated as a light-hearted piece of humour rather than a serious interest in purchasing the club, the Irishman tweeted: “I hereby put forward my offer of £1.5bn.”
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