Just 48 hours after Betaville's RARE alert on Chelsea FC/Stella EOC it is revealed by former colleagues at The Daily Telegraph that the proprietor of the club is to be targeted by British intelligence as part of a sustained campaign to disrupt Vladimir Putin, the Russian president. Below is a link to Con Coughlin's piece:..
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Football club M&A tends to operate in parallel universe to standard City dealmaking. Well, at least that's what Betaville has experienced over the last decade of covering mergers and acquistions for the business sections of some of Britain's top newspapers.
So, readers should note the above before continuing to read this tale. And to be clear this snippet is very much RARE (see the definition below) of the RAREST kind...
I see Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, has resigned as chairman of Alibaba, the Chinese ecommerce giant.
Betaville wonders (rather unsubtly) whether Ma has suddenly resigned because he has aspirations of owning a Premier League football club...?..
Let's face it - one of the biggest busiess/sport/politcial (?) stories of the weekend was the The Sunday Times mega scoop about Roman Abramovich hiring advisers from Raine to carry out a "strategic review" (banker parlance for sale) of Chelsea Football Club after receiving multiple bids...