Potential new Chelsea owner Nick Candy spotted in Stamford Bridge crowd

Property tycoon and potential new Chelsea owner Nick Candy was spotted in the crowd at Stamford Bridge on Sunday after he explained why he is so keen to save the club.

The lifelong Blues fan is said to be organising a consortium with a view of taking over the club while making sure fans have a bigger involvement going forward.

The proposal is said to include a £1.5billion rebuild of Stamford Bridge, in a deal that could be worth a total of £2.5bn.

That update came before Candy was spotted entering and sitting in the crowd at Stamford Bridge to watch their 1-0 Premier League victory over Newcastle.

Candy himself told Sky Sports at the game: "I’ve supported Chelsea since the age of four.

"My dad was asked to play for Chelsea. I love Chelsea.

"I don’t mind where it ends up, even if it is not with me, as long as it is in safe hands."

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Before the game, technical director and goalkeeping legend Petr Cech admitted the club's worrying future is "out their hands".

He told Sky Sports: "We have to admit we go day-by-day because we don't have this in our hands.

"The conversations are going on and we hope that we can try to operate the way that we can finish the season."

Speaking to The Sun before the fixture, Candy's chief of staff had said: “Mr Candy cares hugely about the future of the club and believes that the fans and the community are central to its continued success.

"Should his bid be successful, Mr Candy would advocate for a fan representative to join the board so supporters become part of the decision-making process.

"If the club requires money to operate in the short-term, Mr Candy would be happy to help ensure it has the necessary financial resources, subject to government approval."

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