The bidders were officially notified on Thursday. Quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday
, one of the bidders.
The move, which will prolong the next stage of the auction by a small number of days, has emerged less than 24 hours after Chelsea lost the Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-1 against Real Madrid, leaving last season’s winners on the brink of exiting the competition.
To the government by May. It wants interested parties to have a fair and full opportunity to personalize their final offer.
The four groups include the US Ricketts family, US businessman Todd Bohly, British investor Sir Martin Broughton and Italian billionaire Stephen Payuca.
The final bid deadline had been extended. Until later in the week in order to give them a full and fair opportunity to adequately finalise the details. Of their proposals.
The source added Raine Group, the US merchant bank handling the sale. Had also informed them it is now considering awaiting clearance from the Premier League. For all four consortia before presenting a preferred bidder to the government.