Britain’s richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe has refused to rule out buying Chelsea.
According to reports, Ratcliffe was keen on buying Chelsea last summer but his valuation was vastly below that of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Asked about his interest in buying Chelsea, Ratcliffe told the BBC: “I’d never say no, but I don’t know where those conversations will finish up.”
The billionaire owns Swiss club Lausanne-Sport and also admitted he is keen to increase his involvement in football although he insists he is in no rush.
“I think we’ve dipped our toe into the water with football,” Ratcliffe added.
“It’s a very different sport. It’s quite a complicated sport and a complicated world, and we’ve dipped our toe in the water.
“We’re in the process of learning. We brought this club in Switzerland, and that’s really been educational.
“We haven’t got to where we’ve got to in our chemicals and business world by being impetuous and rash and stupid, obviously.
“We recognise it’s a very complex world, and we’re going through that process of learning.
“We’re not in a desperate hurry to get to the end game in football.”
Despite his interest in buying Chelsea, Ratcliffe admitted he’s a Manchester United fan.
Ratcliffe said: “I’m a, sort of tortured, Manchester United fan at the moment.”