Former Jewish community chief Jonathan Goldstein in group trying to buy Chelsea FC

Goldstein is former chair of the Jewish Leadership Council


Former Jewish Leadership Council chair Jonathan Goldstein is part of a consortium vying for ownership of Chelsea, reports claim. 

The UK announced a full asset freeze on Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich last week as part of a crackdown on influential oligarchs, sparking intense speculation about the club’s future.  

Now, according to Sky Sports, Mr Goldstein is backing a bid for Chelsea fronted by LA Dodgers part owner Todd Boehly and Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss. 

The news site reports the group has put in an offer of around £2 billion. 

Mr Goldstein, who stepped down from the JLC in January after five years at the helm, heads the real estate investment firm Cain International. 

A father of four, he read law at university and went on to work for law firm Olswang LLP, property development company Heron International and investment firm Guggenheim Partne​rs. 

According to the Telegraph, he and Mr Boehly - his long-term business partner - previously attempted bids on Tottenham Hotspurs and Chelsea. 

A Spurs fan, Mr Goldstein spoke out against the use of the Y-word in a comment piece written with former JC editor Stephen Pollard.  

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