sport news Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe still interested in buying Chelsea

Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe still interested in buying Chelsea from Roman Abramovich despite Team Sky takeover... but billionaire will have to up his offer with the Russian wanting £2.1bn for London club Sir Jim Ratcliffe remains interested in buying Chelsea despite becoming the owner of cycling giant Team Sky, which is to be renamed Team Ineos Sportsmail broke the news of Ratcliffe's bid for Chelsea last summer His offer was vastly below the valuation of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich The Russian billionaire wants at least £2.1bn for the Premier League club  Britain's richest man Ratcliffe, 66, has a net worth of £21bn 

By Adam Shergold for MailOnline

Published: 09:31 GMT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 09:38 GMT, 19 March 2019

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Britain's wealthiest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe is still interested in buying Chelsea but his valuation is vastly below that of owner Roman Abramovich.

Sportsmail broke the news of Ratcliffe's offer for the Premier League side last year but a deal is not close to being done.

Ratcliffe, who has net worth of £21billion, will become the owner of cycling giant Team Sky – naming it Team Ineos after his petrochemicals company – but would like to add Chelsea to his portfolio.

Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe retains an interest in buying Chelsea despite becoming the owner of Team Sky this week

Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe retains an interest in buying Chelsea despite becoming the owner of Team Sky this week

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich values the club at £2.1bn, with Ratcliffe's offer last year was less than that figure

Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich values the club at £2.1bn, with Ratcliffe's offer last year was less than that figure

However, Abramovich never took the British billionaire's interest seriously, with the numbers being a long way off the

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