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Recaptured drug lord El Chapo 'wanted to buy Chelsea'

Recaptured drug lord El Chapo 'wanted to buy Chelsea'

Recaptured drug lord El Chapo 'wanted to buy Chelsea'

Sean Penn must be a Spurs fan…

Not only did the actor's Rolling Stone interview with Mexican drug lord Joaquin El Chapo lead to the felon's re-capture, it might have just stopped Premier League champions Chelsea from getting a new buyer.

According to Diario Sport (via The Mirror), Mexican authorities found that the crime boss was “seriously” looking to buy the Stamford Bridge outfit, valued at £600m - around £100m less than the kingpin’s total net worth.

Diario Sport claims El Chapo, a known fan of Mexican side Puebla FC, was looking to the London club to “marry” his two loves: football and “entrepreneurship”. His plans were nixed due to two niggly issues: 1) Roman Abramovich indicating no desire to sell up, and 2) he being one of the world's most wanted men. 

But how Chelsea could use him right now. Already a season to forget for the blues - in just a few months the club have sacked their most successful manager Jose Mourninho, found themselves in a relegation dogfight and had to put up with constant reports of dressing room unrest - who’s to say that under his ownership they couldn't have a complete squad clear-out. We also imagine shooting practice might be a bit more interesting.

Still, don't worry Chelsea fans. You already have a guy on the books who looks like a Latin American drug lord. His name's Diego Costa.