Blues legend John Terry leads consortium to purchase 10 per cent stake in Chelsea

There are reports that John Terry is at the forefront of a consortium that is looking to purchase a 10 per cent stake in Chelsea for £250million.

Goal claim the Chelsea legend – along with former women’s star Claire Rafferty – are heading up the consortium called True Blue.

The report claims the bid will also allow supporters, players and ex-staff to buy fan tokens for more than £100, with voting rights coming in return.

Terry has been extremely active in promoting his Non-Fungible Tokens collection of ‘Ape Kids Football Club’ in recent months, though its value is said to have plummeted in value by 90 per cent.

However, the ex-Blues captain cannot fund a full bid to try and compete for total ownership of the club with Roman Abramovich looking to sell.

It comes with the Blues set to close their bidding window for control of the club at 9pm on Friday evening, after which offers will be whittled down to a shortlist of four potential new owners.

Goal claim another figure behind the consortium is Conservative party donor David Meller, a Chelsea fan who is invested in the idea along with his son Jonathan.

However, Meller’s involvement could attract controversy after it was claimed he benefitted from the government’s fast-track VIP lane for friends and donors of the Conservative Party to get PPE contracts at the height of the pandemic.